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Old 02-04-2013, 08:41 AM   #1 
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Smile Background on the tank?

I'm getting a goooorgeous Betta soon.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k9...ps233fcab6.jpg
That one, or similarly colored from the same place.
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But I was curious! Have you ever painted your tank's background? If so, what colors do you think would work with his color pattern? My husband and I have been on a vampire kick for the last few years, so we'd like it pretty dark/eerie in there. But I wasn't sure if BLACK was the way to go... There are going to be quite a few green plants and a silver castle in there as well. So I don't need a super intricate background.

I'd love to see everyone's, if they have any examples of what they did/bought.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #2 
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slate blue?kind of a moonlight color, and then have a cool lighting option for night? i am looking into backgrounds for my 40 gallon. i may try rice paper window film from home depot. they have stained glass film as well.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #3 
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Any color would be perfectly fine. I would do a navy blue or black
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #4 
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Black makes a fish's colour really pop, so I would go black. :)
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:56 AM   #5 
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I've thought about drops of glow in the dark paint put directly on the tank, and then dark blue or black after those dry. From the outside, it would look like a solid color. From the inside, hopefully it would be speckled with glow in the dark dots. Might give a cool "starry sky" effect when the lights are out. Might be a total failure. Haven't tried it!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #6 
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But if his fish is really dark with lots of black like the picture.. would be hard to see on a black background :)
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:13 AM   #7 
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Tekkguy: I've totally thought about glow in the dark too! Haha.

Myates: That's my primary concern, I'm almost thinking a light slate-ish blue? I've tried out the black/red combo and I'm not sure I'll be happy with it when he's inside. It makes the plants pop; but I want to make sure HE pops. ;)
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Whatever color it is make sure it is oil based, then it won't scrape off as easily as water based.

I used craft glitter paint on the outside back of my 5 gallon and I love it but it will scrape off easily. You can see it in my avatar.
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But if his fish is really dark with lots of black like the picture.. would be hard to see on a black background :)
Well, don't I feel silly ... I totally missed the picture!
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Well, don't I feel silly ... I totally missed the picture!
I very much should've put it as an image, instead of a link.
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