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Black verse White Backgrounds

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by John N., Feb 29, 2008.

  1. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    I've always used black backgrounds for my aquascapes, more to hide the my filter equipment than anything else. But in general is it better to have a black background verse white background? How do you decide which background to use?

    -John N.
     
  2. Pat7676

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    I don't think i have seen a white background on a tank. At least that i noticed.
     
  3. Chadly

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    I always try to have a black background. But I've considered gradient blue backgrounds.
     
  4. Tom

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    I prefer back-lit white backgrounds
     
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    I like those too! But my favorite are the 'ADA aqua screen', whatchamacallit?

    These all look good in my book!
     
  6. John N.

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    What's an ADA Aqua Screen?

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  7. John N.

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    Tom, do you keep the white background back-lit throughout the day or only for photo shoots?

    -John N.
     
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    I've always prefer dark backgrounds, either black or blue. I think that it reflects the look of depth, which I like.
     
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    I prefer black backgrounds but i've seen some tanks that has white backgrounds and to me it looks great. I think it really just depends on what kind of scape your doing and what kind of plants you using in the scape.
     
  11. Jervis

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    Any picture of white backdrop with backlit? Interesting concept!
     
  12. olivierleo

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    So it seems black is the way to go for most of you guys.:daydream:
     
  13. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a clear background. I do however have nearl white walls and I think it gives a higher sense of depth. Also gives an extra 'hint' of clarity to the water IMO.

    AC
     

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