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Postby tucker » Fri May 20, 2016 1:47 pm

At the moment I am using the juwel structured backing in my tank but I'm starting to get a bit bored of it, I've been thinking of painting it black or blue but not to sure which one, any tips on this would be much appreciated
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby tucker » Sat May 21, 2016 4:10 pm

By the way I meant the glass and not the backing.
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby bradderz123 » Sun May 22, 2016 4:01 pm

I went through the same boredom recently - bought a poster that was plain black - then decided I liked the original backing better!
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby tucker » Sun May 22, 2016 8:27 pm

I've been told just to use acrylic paint with a small roller. Any other tips would be most welcome.
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby LoverRock » Wed May 25, 2016 4:36 pm

blackboard paint, small roller, lots of thin coats and masking tape...
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby bradderz123 » Thu May 26, 2016 9:00 am

I've always thought paint was a severe solution - what if you want to change in the future? Posters exist that have black or blue plain backgrounds - my preferred option.
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby tucker » Thu May 26, 2016 10:20 pm

I have heard its very easy to remove if you do change your mind.
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby bradderz123 » Fri May 27, 2016 8:10 am

You can no doubt scrape it off but depending on the site of the tank I wonder how easy that could really be? Matter of individual choice of course.
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby Edwink » Mon May 30, 2016 10:51 am

i used tile paint on my main tank but latex on my fry tanks
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby Clare » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:18 pm

Blackboard paint is easy to scrape of if you change your mind. I like black, it gives a very good depth of field to the tank.
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby tucker » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:15 pm

I went for the stick on backing in the end and it looks really nice, it also gives off a nice reflection too!
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby bradderz123 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:52 am

Setting up three small fry tanks in a back room and thought I'd give the blackboard paint a try as suggested - works well :tu:
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby tucker » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:03 pm

I might give it a go on my fry tank as a tester too, do you still get a nice reflection?
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Re: Aquarium backing??

Postby HarveyL » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:20 pm

Hi, new to the forum first time post :wave: noticed this post.... I've toyed with tones of back grounds before and I personly think you can't beat all black background.
It creates good depth and makes the fish stand out more in my opinion, I like my tank to look abit darker at the back and light at the front, does wonders for colour and gives the smaller fish abit more cover ( i think )
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