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Old 06-26-2008, 09:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you think a pink background would clash with the green ? what do people use ?
I prefer black paint myself. The black really makes the plants "pop" but you could always get some of the blue/black background they sell at Jack's. It's a bit easier to change around than paint but a little harder to apply.
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btw, is painting the preferred way to do a background ? would some black plastic not stay put very well ? or just look bad ?
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perhaps your tub could use some.
Good point, I guess I could move them from my shrimp tanks to my tub...the Endlers would probably love them!
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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If the tank is already set up, painting can be hard to do. The plastic stuff is what I was referring to at Jacks. It is blue on one side and black on the other. It can be hard to apply and I think a coating of mineral oil is recommend so you don't see air bubbles in the background.

A roller is my preferred method of paint tank backs.
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just oil and nothing else and it should stay put forever ? i could do that.
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thanks, matt. you're so helpful.
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I don't know about the forever part but the oil seems to help it stay on the tank better.

I really prefer painting the back.
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how many fish do you have in your tub ?
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is it in direct sunlight ?
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what kind of plants do you have in it ?
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