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post #11 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:20 AM
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This is a terrible example as the florescent light have tainted the true color.

You can get a pint of white latex paint at HomeDepot and have it tinted with just a little color. The background above is really faint powder blue. A light back ground bounces more light around in the tank.

In this tank I used a 2'x4' Bubble Textured floresent ceiling light defuser from HomeDepot cut to size. It's behind the tank.

I like this better as different amounts of room light will affect the background. Also, different amounts of light will shine through at various levels. I like that more than the solid color of my painted backgrounds.

I don't have a pic but, I've also used 5% "limo" window film. That will also have different light play so it doesn't look too uniform.
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