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2' Tank setup

Discussion in 'Off Topic and Chat' started by PaulB, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. PaulB

    PaulB Subscriber

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    Hi, i am about to rip down and rebuild a 2'x1'x14" tank and want to replace the picture backdrop on the tank. what is the best colour to paint the back of the tank? :confused:
     
  2. chubasco

    chubasco Guru Class Expert

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    Re: 2' Tank setup

    Paul,
    Best color boils down to individual taste. That's a 17 gallon tank right? 14" high? I wouldn't paint anything on the back but make different color backgrounds that you could tape on the back. Is the wall behind the tank light-colored? You might try no background at all. Or use a mirror behind it to give it a sense of added depth. It also depends on your 'scape: if the back is going to be covered in plants, a background becomes a non-issue. If you have enough space behind
    the tank you can experiment with different contoured shapes that look like
    dark rock, roots, etc, and use a light source to illuminate it.

    Painting a background on the back glass is a one-way street, unless you want
    to tear the tank down to change it, which is more trouble than it's worth:(

    Bill
     

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