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New background?

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  1. Guppylover3x

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    I’m looking for a new background and came across one I like. It’s attached me because my tank is so pink already. The background would certainly match.

    I’m wondering what others may think? I have attached a picture of the one I currently have at the moment, which is rock themed.

    Any help would be grateful :)

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Colin_T

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    The one with green algae and rocks is better for fish because it's darker. The other 2 pictures are lighter and will cause the fish to look a bit duller.

    Dark backgrounds make the fish feel more secure and their colours usually contrast better against dark backgrounds. eg: blue & red neon tetras on a black background show up well.

    If you have black fish like black mollies, then use a blue or green background so the fish contrast against that.

    If you like the shell background, buy a section of it and stick it on your wall like a poster.
     
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    I think the pink will be too much pink and wash everything else in the tank out. You already have a beautiful tank!
     
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    Thank you for the feedback @Colin_T I’ll leave it as it is then if my guppies won’t appreciate it :rolleyes:
     
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    Thank you @Deanasue you have a very good point! It will probably completely clash with the rest of the tank! Thanks for pointing that out.

    I only got looking for a new background because I’m setting up my 5 gallon Fluval spec again this week. Time to invest in my first Betta!

    I’m guessing he will need a background too, do you recommend anything in particular?

    I was going to change the background on my guppy tank, and give the new fish their background initially.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I don’t use backgrounds so I really don’t look at them. Sorry. I’m sure you will find just the right one. You have great taste.
     
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