Nope. It's all about personal taste.:wink2:girlofgod said:i really dont want to paint the tank itself...is it really a big deal?
Nope. However, it reduces stress as the fish feels more at home with a background. I prefer black background myself.:thumbsup:does it do damage to the fish if there is no BG?
It's not necessary at all. Even tall plants will serve as a good background.i provide plenty of plants, etc in the tank itself, so i just thought until i found the perfect BG that it wasnt really neccessary.
There are paints that can be removed easily. Remember those paints in window shops especially on Halloween events? That one would be a good option as it is easy to remove than those carpentry paints.:mrgreen:Tracy said:I would be afraid to paint a background; what if you got tired of it? I like to use black backgrounds because it hides all the wires hanging down the back of the tank and you can see the fish better (especially if they are small fish). A few years ago when I put neon tetras in my 25 gallon I found that they did not show up because the green "planted" background was so busy. Black is best!
I used black background at the back and sides of my tank.:mrgreen: Problem is when you take a picture, my reflection is visible on the background.:shake: I should get more vallisneria I guess.xingumike said:Yes i dropped lucky with my bg, found it in an LFS that i go to once a week or so, had a similar one before this that was too dark and not effective so i was pleased when i stuck that one on. Im considering doing the sides of the tank as well to reduce stress on the fish... but may lose photos opportunities if i do so im undecided... hmmmm :?