View Poll Results: What colour is your aquarium background?

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  • Light Blue

    6 20.00%
  • Dark Blue

    9 30.00%
  • Black

    8 26.67%
  • Other

    7 23.33%
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    Senior Member cdn beaver's Avatar
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    Aquarium Background Colour

    What colour do you use and how do you like it?

    Thanks for the input.
    Cheers,
    Mark

    Setup:
    27 Gallon Saltwater tank, 110W PC Light, Seaclone 100, 5 gallon HOB Fuge,Approx. 30lbs Live rock, Aragamax sand substrate.
    Livestock:
    Tomato clown, Mandarin dragonnet, Bicolor Angel, Assorted hermits and snails, Cleaner Shrimp.
    Corals:
    Assorted mushrooms, Zoanthids, Finger Leather.

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    Senior Member Ricepicker's Avatar
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    well i see most pet shops use the light blue... frankly i don't think much of it... it does bring out the colour of the fish, but it looks horrible with a reef tank IMO...

    black i like... once you go black... you have to make a really difficult decision whether or not to go back...

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    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
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    I have no backgrounds on my tanks
    180G - Reef
    29G - Goldfish

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    Just put a blue background on mine and it looks great. Hides all of the wires and things behind the tank. It also makes the fish look better. Mine is a fish only tank.

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    Senior Member pwall's Avatar
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    I use a craft paint (marine blue) on both my tanks.
    After a while, the colour doesn't matter too much once coraline gets on everything.
    I use craft paint as it is very easy to get off if you need too.
    Regards,
    Patrick.
    Ottawa (Orleans), Ontario
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    I use black. It blends in with the black spa jets and black overflow system so good that they are practically unnoticeable.
    John

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    I use coraline
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Senior Member pwall's Avatar
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    I didn't mention why I paint the back of my tanks.....I painted my 150g at home as it is a 'in-wall' tank and I didn't want to see the furnance room when looking at the tank.
    The 20g at work...just to hide everything in the back.
    Regards,
    Patrick.
    Ottawa (Orleans), Ontario
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    Mine's a dark brown...it was like that when I purchased it so I left it that way.

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    My 100G has a light blue painted back and that was on it when I bough it. when I have time I'll be scraping that off and going black.

    My other smaller FW tanks just have store bought backgrounds that are OK and used mainly to hide the wires and such but will be painted black when I do the main tank. Will stop the water marks and highlight the fish. :biglaugh2
    Oh my that's expensive :canadian: oof:

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