Steve - Thanks. The whole idea was to NOT look like the typical Aquarium I'm pretty happy in the results.
Funny, my back-up plan was that very thought, paint the outside of the salad bowls flat white.
I think one could also make a neat looking display with track can lights. Think stage lights. They would need to be a maybe 40 degree andle optics as they would be higher up near the track. Two at the edges pointing untoward center , sweeping the tank from each side. Then one or two straight down from above. Again right room could look very nice and not at all typical aquarium presentation.