New tank background arrived today

alto

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Looks 3D - in tank?
If yes, then note the heavily shaded areas - you can mitigate this with a point source LED directed at that area (as an example, look at the Kessil gooseneck arms which bend/swivel)

If you’re happy with the shaded areas as caves rather than planted, choose any light depending on your plant goals

Ask a moderator to move this Topic to Journals :)

Which came first - tank or wallpaper? :D
(great color mix)
 

Sgtpepper888

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Yes it is 3d, the shaded areas are more severe than I originally wanted but I've come to like them already. I'll enjoy seeing the fish swimming into the "caves" they will make a nice hiding spot. They will also determine where I place my plants but I still think I'll be able to achieve what I want, I'm now guessing plants either end of the tank.

I'm also happy with the colour mix :)
 

rebel

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Love those shaded contrast! get some of the identical stone and make it continuous on the ground as well. Epic!!
 

Tim Harrison

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That looks pretty impressive, backgrounds seem to have come a long way. I like the tension it creates but it'd also be nice to see it the other side up just for comparisons sake.
 

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That is what I though Matt, is it the right way up?
Certainly looks dramatic!
That was my initial thoughtas well...

If its for a planted setup than flipping it 180° could give quite a few nice options to use its crevises for planting.
 

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I actually think it looks decent like that,it will be interesting to see what effect the light has on it whilst upside down, also a planted wall In a fish tank....could look good
 

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The top one is how it is meant to be but the one on the bottom would be great for blind cave fish!
 

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Very nice :)
Where did you get it from?
I prefer it upside down for a planted tank.
Right way up looks more like a cave scene for blind cave fish. Very dramatic, but not so natural for an above-ground scene.
 
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