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snowlynx
10/04/2017, 07:57 PM
What is a nice looking black background material to affix to back of the tank?

Most of the ones on Amazon have bad reviews and expensive

Harbour
10/04/2017, 08:09 PM
I have used poster board a ton of times. If it gets wet or starts looking bad just invest another dollar for a new one. Get tired of black try blue which is what I actually liked the most.

Harbour

heathlindner25
10/04/2017, 09:11 PM
Paint

tjm9331
10/04/2017, 09:20 PM
Paint



+1 paint works best I prefer a blue color black makes the tank look too dark imo


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cincyjim
10/05/2017, 05:24 AM
PetSmart and PetCo sell black backgrounds among others. They are flimsy and easy to use. I've used them on my fresh water tanks before.

mcgyvr
10/05/2017, 05:33 AM
I use paint also..
easy enough to razor blade off should you ever want to change it.. (assuming glass tank)

JTL
10/05/2017, 08:29 AM
Used this many times. Very easy to remove, it just peels off in one sheet once you lift a corner. You can find it at the big box stores. Comes in both spray and brush on.
IMO better than regular paint and very durable. People use it to customize their car grills, chrome wheel, ect.
https://plastidip.com/our-products/plasti-dip/

afish70
10/05/2017, 11:56 AM
Paint

dee99gt
10/05/2017, 02:24 PM
I used paint. Took a few coats but love how it turned out.

lmm1967
10/05/2017, 02:28 PM
the darkest window tint you can buy - it's not quite 100% - but it's close enough for me, clean and easy to apply.

billdogg
10/05/2017, 02:39 PM
Paint for me too.

GimpyFin
10/05/2017, 04:51 PM
the darkest window tint you can buy - it's not quite 100% - but it's close enough for me, clean and easy to apply.


Dark window tint here as well. Also comes off very easy should you need to remove it.

Tcox
10/05/2017, 05:18 PM
Plastidip! It come in a can like spray paint. It is easy to spray on and after dry, it can be peeled right off. Cheap and easy

JZinCO
10/05/2017, 05:56 PM
I use plastic vinyl that adheres to the glass. I like paint but the vinyl is easier than painting and easily changed from black to blue or something else. If I did it again, I might try the static-cling vinyl.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HOY6DBO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Jwheld
10/05/2017, 07:32 PM
Rustoleum black paint with foam roller.

SNAKEMANVET
10/05/2017, 07:54 PM
I used 2% window tint.

Daltonbilecki
10/06/2017, 01:06 AM
1+ on plastidip. So easy to spray on and remove!