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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Do you use white foam/poster board backdrop?

Just wondering how many people use poster/foam board in white as a backdrop, its been my favorite for awhile. Its easy to cut and I think besides liking the look it conserves some light. Also if you have some current at the surface the reflections ripple off the back, not quite mh but pretty neat.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 07:01 PM
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Your glass needs to be super clean for this to work... I tend to get some diatoms/dust algae and while wiping down the front glass isn't a big deal, I wouldn't want to do the back all the time.


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I use black. Looks great.
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Love it! Mine is a nice deep blue. There is a light dusting of algae on the back glass, but I'm probably the only one who notices it.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 07:48 PM
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I don't use it, but I've thought about how much light might be saved by switching from black to white BG. I personally don't think it would be worth it, b but it would certainly be more efficient.
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