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Backings

andy

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14 Sep 2007
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Lewes, East Sussex
Just looking through George's native set up with sticklebacks and wondered what the score was with the lack of background.

I might be a bit old fashioned but i've always had a black background (blue with marine) on my tanks which helps to set off the colours. I thought the stickleback tank was lovely but everything looked washed out due to lack of backing.

Is this a recent trend or just for the photography ? I've noticed a few stunning planted tanks on here which have been the same and just cried out for a background.

Comments !

Andy
 

Mark Evans

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13 Jun 2008
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newark notts.
tada....

black...

pencil3.jpg


blue....

returnofthered.jpg


blue....again

sky1.jpg


black...

2.jpg


nothing....
swampy.jpg


and nothing again....

3months.jpg


take your pick :D
 

rawr

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14 Apr 2009
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Location
Enfield
I've got a peice of black card stuck to the wall with bluetack. It's probably not ideal for everyone, but it does the job for me. I used to stick backing from Aqua Essentials to the rear of the tank, but by doing it this way you get an extra sense of depth. ;)
 

sgl101

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9 Mar 2009
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33
Black Vinyl or BLue Vinyl on my Marine tanks, did try a mirror at one point but didnt like the effects

Steve
 

GHNelson

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14 Dec 2008
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Hemel Hempstead
Hi Planters

There is a easy change method of using different backgrounds.
Use board/fridge magnets.
Available at a stationary outlet or Wilkinsons Uk
Break of the plastic put one in the aquarium corners and on over the backing add a couple along the top and bottom that's it.Obviously the bigger the tank the more you will need.
No more tape or silicone or mess.
Just ease of the magnets when you want to swap to some thing else.
hoggie
 

ellena

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14 Apr 2009
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40
I agree a backing really finishes off a tank. I've used some oil type stuff which really makes them stick well, although I think olive oil/baby oil would do just as good a job for future reference :thumbup:
I have seen tanks with black bin liners as a backing which looks as effective as fish shop bought stuff.
 
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