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Tank's Background color and why?

Hi there, you have all very nice tank, everyone of you, i saw them all,and i read most useful info here in this fantastic forum. I'm really proud to be a member here.. anyway, some of you left the tank without paint/boaster . .ummm just wondering, leaving the tank background taking colour of the wall will be good idea?? or painting black colour doesn't reduce the view of the tank? can anyone let me know his opinion regarding the background please?and why?... many thanks for all ..regards
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I would say get a background because of a few reasons. One, the hide the filters and sometimes the heaters fairly well by blending in to the color as well as hiding the cords for all the equipment. the second reason is that it makes all the colors pop. This is very similar to having dark substrates. The fish and plants turn out more colorful. The third would be the depth it adds to the aquarium.


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Right now I have a light blue back ground but as soon as I can find dark blue one in the fabrics department at walmart cheep then I well change it out.
For me it makes pictures look nicer and covers up some of the cords and junk in the back.

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nice reasonS James, darker or lighter background? In my view,lighter will make the tank bigger? I'm I right Kolkri? i'm searching for light blue (sky), all we have here are dark blue
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Darker would be the best for alot of the reasons I mentioned if not all.


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ive seen some heavily planted green tanks with white backgrounds that were neat. black seems to be the norm and shows off all color plants and fish.
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I like the light blue and yes the tank looks bigger and brighter but when taking pictures the fish and plants are not as easy to see.

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I would say get a background because of a few reasons. One, the hide the filters and sometimes the heaters fairly well by blending in to the color as well as hiding the cords for all the equipment. the second reason is that it makes all the colors pop. This is very similar to having dark substrates. The fish and plants turn out more colorful. The third would be the depth it adds to the aquarium.
My thoughts exactly.

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