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02-03-2013 09:51 PM
Green_Flash white/frost is nice
02-02-2013 07:34 PM
Mahlady
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Originally Posted by secuono View Post
I taped on glass mirror tiles to one of my tanks, back and both sides.

Pics please!!!!!
02-02-2013 07:31 PM
secuono I taped on glass mirror tiles to one of my tanks, back and both sides.
02-02-2013 07:15 PM
Mahlady
turned out more pink

So the color ended up being "pinker" than I hoped, but I still like the over all effect. It is in my dining room and goes with the color scheme in there, hunter green, mint green, fuschia, and ivory.

I ended up getting a few mollies for this tank, I figured they would look good against the color. My beta actually tries to school with them lol, and two of the females are having babies soon.

I got a circulation pump, 500gph, and it cleaned up the tank/diatoms, algea issues almost immediately. Things are looking better to me, and having a little more optimism than last weekend. I was almost ready to give up, until the color brightened things up for me.

Hope you like it, if not, it's ok too, =)
I really like it.
02-02-2013 05:20 PM
simplicitysarah Following! Excited to the see it!
02-02-2013 12:56 AM
asudavew I'm in! Good thread! and it should be interesting!
02-01-2013 03:29 AM
UDGags Hmmm, I don't know about that color but I'm curious that's for sure. Can't wait to see the tank full.
01-31-2013 08:38 PM
ADJAquariums This is what i was thinking! a very nice magenta would be cool looking
01-31-2013 08:06 PM
Mahlady here goes nothing, coat 1. Color Red Berry Melon


Will post when finished, just thought I would show you the color, and the "initial before pic"


Mahlady

guess I got bored sitting in the house, its only 9 degrees here today and snowing. So I went to the paint store =)

Wish me luck.
I am excited, I love the color


and yes, I painted the front, its all scratched up and we are turning it around, the other side is very clear and hardly any scratches on it.
01-22-2013 11:43 PM
jhays79
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Originally Posted by bcfishhead View Post
I was also in search of a background when a friend dropped off a quote poster from my all time favorite movie. The Big Lebowski

it is in black and white and i think it looks great in the tank as my background.

something different right! the picture of course doesnt do it any justice



Attachment 71417
I dig it!
01-22-2013 02:55 PM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by Tenor1 View Post
To get that shade of purple I would still suggest getting a few paint-card samples and see how they change with your lighting. I was surprised when I did this. You can then go back and make the adjustment lighter or darker to match the color we see on our computer screen.
Good point, the pain always seems darker when it's on the background.
01-22-2013 01:23 PM
Tenor1 To get that shade of purple I would still suggest getting a few paint-card samples and see how they change with your lighting. I was surprised when I did this. You can then go back and make the adjustment lighter or darker to match the color we see on our computer screen.
01-22-2013 04:08 AM
Jeffww I've used a white board background with a fluorescent strip at the bottom to do some retrolighting effects:

It looks much brighter in person though, almost like the ADA set ups.
01-22-2013 03:26 AM
DogFish Knotyoureality - I've seen some of these look great with various highlights and darker areas. That light defuser panel I have on my 40 is the closest I've come to what it really looks like underwater. But, I only achieve that in the evening with subtle backlighting. During the day addition ambient light derails the effect.
01-22-2013 02:35 AM
Knotyoureality Nor are you limited to solid colors. This was a bit of an experimental treatment for a holding tank for excess plants and fish, a sort of "junk" tank. Since it would potentially be thin on plants at times, I wanted a background with some built in depth and complexity.

Painted in about nine layers, the colors range from metallic golds and copper to various greens, blues and browns. The final coat was a solid dark pine green.



And how it looks planted:

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