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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best thing to make tank look deeper ?

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Sloping from back to front.

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deep as in front to back? Or top to bottom?

Front to back = low plants in front and taller plants in the back. Sloping the substrate will help also

Top to bottom = foreground throughout the whole tank, with perhaps a few tall plants in the back.
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I ment what to use on glass back of tank to give it more depth
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White is the accepted color to give a tank depth.
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I ment what to use on glass back of tank to give it more depth
A glass cutter? LOL! j/k

In my opinion for color a light blue that transitions to dark blue near bottom gives the best depth effect. However if your handy at DIY or have a deep pocket a good 3d background can really make it look deep.
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However if your handy at DIY or have a deep pocket a good 3d background can really make it look deep.
I'd like to see something like that.

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elihanover, you're handy at DIY. Perhaps you can share some ideas.

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The third paragraph of this response might help.

There's no basement in the alamo.

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A mirror background will help a tank look deeper... until you see yourself in it.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 10:42 PM
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A mirror background will help a tank look deeper... until you see yourself in it.
... or until algae start to cover it. I have had mirror backgrounds for many years, and must say that a black background works well too.

Perhaps a dark green would give maximum depth perception. Suggesting that there are more plants somewhere far in the back.
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What is the best thing to make tank look deeper ?
i usually find that layers of plants and hard scape make the tank look deepest for me.

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