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ReefTrooper 02-05-2012 07:36 AM

new background!
 
hey guys :-) i just painted the back of my aquarium black.looks wonderful :lol: i post some pics as soon as i can.

GwenInNM 02-05-2012 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Timothy 1998 cremer (Post 973661)
hey guys :-) i just painted the back of my aquarium black.looks wonderful :lol: i post some pics as soon as i can.


That's a great idea! I should do that, in fact I think I will. What type of paint did you buy? Flat, glossy? Yes, I'd love to see pics!

I was just thinking of re-doing my black poster board I have on mine, but getting the right measurements is always a pain, and taping it on etc. Love the paint idea!

Gwen

willow 02-05-2012 05:15 PM

look forward to the pictures.:-D

ReefTrooper 02-06-2012 08:31 AM

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ReefTrooper 02-06-2012 08:35 AM

do you guys think i should a dd more lighting? since black absorbs color? or does it look OK? i mean because of the plants. the last picture is the actual lighting of the aquarium. thanks :-)

willow 02-06-2012 11:21 AM

i think it looks real nice,someone else will help with lighting. :-D

GwenInNM 02-06-2012 07:06 PM

I like the black background. My only fear of painting, means I can never change it. Hummm.

Gwen

ReefTrooper 02-06-2012 08:39 PM

thanks guys :-) yeah i thought about that too but figured it was worth it :-D how's the lighting?

GwenInNM 02-06-2012 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Timothy 1998 cremer (Post 975361)
thanks guys :-) yeah i thought about that too but figured it was worth it :-D how's the lighting?


It's hard to tell, because it looks a bit different in each pic. Fish prefer a lower light, but you need to look at the bulb you're running. Guidelines are for a 6500 Kevlin rating, and any below that will likely only grow low light plants. I think at 6500K, you can do some moderate growing plants. Post in the planted tank section and see if you can get more help there with lighting.

I have low light tanks, and my plants are doing fine. Vallesenria, crypts, swords should do fine. It looks like a nice, natural tank, and black backgrounds are nice!

gwen

Jayy 02-06-2012 09:50 PM

Very nice! I also want a black background, but don't want to paint it. I think I'll just do poster boards or craft paper.


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