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  1. Aquascaping
    IMO, when viewing a tank from a quarter view or from the side, the back reflection creates an illusion that the tank is bigger and deeper. I also really like the clean look that white vinyl backgrounds give from the front. It allows all the plant and hardscape silhouettes to really pop. But when...
  2. Equipment
    Hi guys, I bought a black background expecting my tank to look stunning. I cut it to shape, applied some water, stuck it but found that it doesn't look that black anymore. It looks quite washed out. Is this fixed by applying it with something other than water or is it the light that's entering...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, just wanted to throw my scape up and ask if.... I should add a flat black background to this setup? I'm limited to this countertop for space.. Figure with the current plants, a dark black background would be a nice touch... feel as though the clear glass background is affecting the...
  4. Lighting
    I've seen a few older threads around here with people playing around with background lighting. A recent one got me thinking because they were using Philips light strips behind their tank, which I hadn't seen before. Well, I like to tinker – it's why I got into this hobby, after all – and I was...
  5. DIY
    Intro Hello everyone. Thought it was about time to start a new project since my vacation is soon here. This time I am going to explore the wonderful realm of moss-walls. Nothing new here you think, just slap up some plastic mesh on the back and be done with it, but nooooo. Way to easy and...
  6. DIY
    Ok so here is the deal. I have seen a ton of Styrofoam/concrete backgrounds, and they are awesome. I have been watching people threads and videos and decided to take on the challenge myself. I was not looking for a background though, I wanted a centerpiece. Something like Texas holey rock but...
  7. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    They're pretty sweet looking, and some of the models look like they'd provide plenty of space to use as a planter - or at least hide some planter baskets behind. http://www.aquaterra-intl.com/gallery.html I kind of want to try it after we move but since I've never seen one of these in person I...
  8. Tank Journals
    Picture heavy, just a warning This 90 gallon has gone through a few changes, lots of mess ups on my part. So on my last big mess up, or me getting bored, I don't remember at this point, I tore the whole tank down. It sat around for months until I put together a design that I liked. I drew...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am looking to replace a background sagittaria subulata on my 12gl fluval edge (video here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eNcrOREl0g> because it grows way too fast and keeps shooting out runners all over. I am looking for a red tall plant that would add some color and be easy to maintain...
  10. Plants
    I have a 25 gallon tall with medium light. The middle back of my tank currently has Anacharis growing there... it certainly grows but im considering eventually replacing it with something a little better looking... In the back right corner is a big amazon sword and on the back left are some...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, I need your help. I'm getting a 20 gallon (30" x 12" x 12"). The problem is I am a busy man, and I have to stay out of home 2 weeks a month or more. The plants grow rapidly, especially I have horrible experiences with Java moss, Vallisneria etc. They grow very quickly and if not...
  12. Equipment
    After viewing some AGA Aquascaping contest tanks for inspiration. I am thinking about tank backgrounds. :icon_idea I really like no background but want something to hide equipment. Some tanks have white backgrounds with spray painted light blue to mimic sky this is pretty cool. Anyone want to...
  13. DIY
    I just got a new 75 gallon and wanted to use a river tank manifold. I am not keeping hillstream loaches, so not using really powerful pumps. I will have Serpenticobitis octozona, Schistura mahnerti and others like them in this tank. Also, on the background, I am using window film. On...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm setting up my aquarium tomorrow or the next day and I totally forgot about background....just curious if anyone has any ideas or tips? I saw a black background at a petsmart that I figured I would get if I don't think of anything else. So anyone who reads this and has some tips, I would be...
  15. Aquascaping
    Hey gang, I started my very first paludarium, after feeling I've done well with my 3 saltwater tanks, and my brackish. I've stoned the back, ran a huge filter for optimal water movement, and though I had a great idea for caves and a platform for some poison dart frogs that I hope to house...
  16. Tank Journals
    :cool:Hello - I would like to share my new tank with all of you. Trials and tribulations. With the hope that you can praise, comment, disagree, provide warning, advice suggestions or possibly learn something from my DIY aquatic adventure. :bounce: Small introduction - I grew up with...
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