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Old 04-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #1 
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Need aquarium background advice

Good afternoon everyone!

I moved my boy Akira into his 20 gallon a few days ago. He seems to spend a lot of time along the back wall of the tank. He doesn't flare or anything though. But I was wondering if I should get a background to minimize the chance of reflections.

So I'm wondering:

1) Are 3D backgrounds suitable for Bettas? I want one that has a natural rock look, and most with that look are the 3D ones

2) If I end up getting just the plastic sheet that you stick on the back of the tank, how would I go about that when the tank is already in place? There isn't much room between the tank and the wall. I guess just enough room for the HOB. So I guess I would just tape it at the sides?

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:02 PM   #2 
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Good afternoon everyone!

I moved my boy Akira into his 20 gallon a few days ago. He seems to spend a lot of time along the back wall of the tank. He doesn't flare or anything though. But I was wondering if I should get a background to minimize the chance of reflections.

So I'm wondering:

1) Are 3D backgrounds suitable for Bettas? I want one that has a natural rock look, and most with that look are the 3D ones
3-D backrounds should be okay with bettas given that the material used is not very sharp or has any places where the Betta can get trapped. Using 3-D backrounds can result in the lowered amount of water volume and lessening amount if space to swim which in then would result in a lowered stocking amount.
2) If I end up getting just the plastic sheet that you stick on the back of the tank, how would I go about that when the tank is already in place? There isn't much room between the tank and the wall. I guess just enough room for the HOB. So I guess I would just tape it at the sides?
Ideally you would want to go for a light colored backround as black backrounds can result in the Betta seeing its reflection. So if you go with a plastic one you would want to tape it to the wall as the other various ways dont seem to last as long
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:54 AM   #3 
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I have a stick-on-back one on Odysseus's tank, and yes, I just cut it slightly longer than the back of his tank and taped the edges to the sides. It looks really nice and adds a lot of depth. :)
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