View Full Version : Background color schemes

08-05-2004, 07:39 PM
Hey guys,
Anyone out there got any pics of CA/SA tank setups using any other color painted backs of tanks than black or blue? I'm setting up a new tank which has a cabinet & hood stained "old baltic pine " and substrate will be fine light brown gravel ( RG8 ) and decor will be alittle riverstone with a couple of large tangles of wood. I need some inspiration here or maybe some courage to try something alittle different. I was thinking maybe a dark shade of khaki green?? I'm wanting it to be as natural looking as possible.

08-05-2004, 10:58 PM
ok this isn't paint, it's contact paper taped to the back ofthe tank, but it shows what green looks like. (this is a little brighter than it looks in real life because of the flash.

08-06-2004, 12:24 AM
Thanks crazyfishlady,
I might give the green ago. I won't have to be so finicky about algae too...


08-08-2004, 07:10 AM
hey entombed...
i just painted a tank a dark purple...I would have liked it even darker but this is what I got..lol

'll post pics as soon as it's up...
My thought on it it, purple sets off green & blue...and I've got a green sev and a JD in this tank (among others)...and we'll see if they look cool!

08-08-2004, 09:40 AM
Check these out


08-08-2004, 10:54 AM
that woodrock system is cool.

08-10-2004, 05:57 AM
My 65 g. tank back is black, I also like a very natural look. I clean the front and sides for algae but I've left the back alone for that perfect natural look. -salty

08-15-2004, 08:55 AM
I was just thinking, It is very difficult to find 24" high rock/wood, or plain rocky looking backrounds at any lfs's in my area, Is their a place to get them? any help would be appreciated.-salty