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Has anyone here used a dark frosted background instead of just white? If so, did you like the effect? And would you mind sharing pics?

Trying to decide on what background to use for our upcoming low tech planted 75 gallon that’s going to have PFS for substrate. Originally was debating a white frost window cling vs solid black. Now I’m wondering if something in between could look good, like a grey or translucent black. I’ve attached a stock photo of one of the colors I’m considering.
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I just used that same backing (made for shower doors) only not the dark shade. I used the lighter frosted. I got the idea from my local fish store. When the light is off you can see my aqua clear filter hanging on the back through the background, but when the light is on, the filter is almost invisible. I really like the look of using this backing, plus, it's easily removed
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Has anyone here used a dark frosted background instead of just white? If so, did you like the effect? And would you mind sharing pics?

Trying to decide on what background to use for our upcoming low tech planted 75 gallon thatís going to have PFS for substrate. Originally was debating a white frost window cling vs solid black. Now Iím wondering if something in between could look good, like a grey or translucent black. Iíve attached a stock photo of one of the colors Iím considering.
I used a gray frosted background on my spec v. Specifically this one.

Here is a picture of the result:



Even though its considered "privacy" screen material you can still make out a shape which is my squeeze bottle of flourish behind the tank on the right. I wouldn't want to go more translucent then this if I could help it.

I like the result quite a bit and it accomplishes what I wanted it to (namely hide all the wires etc I have behind the tank)
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I used a gray frosted background on my spec v. Specifically this one.

Here is a picture of the result:



Even though its considered "privacy" screen material you can still make out a shape which is my squeeze bottle of flourish behind the tank on the right. I wouldn't want to go more translucent then this if I could help it.

I like the result quite a bit and it accomplishes what I wanted it to (namely hide all the wires etc I have behind the tank)
That is a good look!



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Yes, I use privacy film from Home Depot Lots of choices, patterns etc, and easy to apply!
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Has anyone here used a dark frosted background instead of just white? If so, did you like the effect? And would you mind sharing pics?

Trying to decide on what background to use for our upcoming low tech planted 75 gallon that’s going to have PFS for substrate. Originally was debating a white frost window cling vs solid black. Now I’m wondering if something in between could look good, like a grey or translucent black. I’ve attached a stock photo of one of the colors I’m considering.
I used a gray frosted background on my spec v. Specifically this one.

Here is a picture of the result:



Even though its considered "privacy" screen material you can still make out a shape which is my squeeze bottle of flourish behind the tank on the right. I wouldn't want to go more translucent then this if I could help it.

I like the result quite a bit and it accomplishes what I wanted it to (namely hide all the wires etc I have behind the tank)
Ooh, that looks exactly like I was hoping it would! I think that decided me. Thanks!
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