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20g - tank background recommendation?

I'm planning a 20g (24"x12"x16") aquarium and need background recommendations. I'm leaning towards pure black, since I've done blue before (and my substrate will be Flourite black).

I am not going to paint a background on the tank, so that is out of the question.

I was also thinking a rocky background, as long as there aren't any plants, just to give some variation when looking at the tank.

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I've used black on all my tanks - we spend so much time and money creating nice scaping and stocking nice livestock, as far as I'm concerned the best background is one you don't notice or think about at all.

I use black garbage bags on both my current tanks and nobody has ever even noticed.
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I use black garbage bags on both my current tanks and nobody has ever even noticed.
Wow, brilliant!


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I like to use window tint. The 2.5-5% works well. U cannot see thru it unless the tank is backlit and u can remove it if need be.
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These are both great ideas!!


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i use glossy black construction paper


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I as well use black construction paper from staples, its $2 per sheet, and thats enough for my 20, 10 and 5 gallon tanks!


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