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Old 10-28-2011
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So i'm moving my colony of lufubu and haven't decidied on what color ti use as a background. It iss going to be blue or black just wondering if either one makes their color pop more, i was leaning towards blue anyone have these guys with either color bg?
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IMHO i think black makes any color on fish pop
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i agree, black always looks better to me
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Don't forget green! And if you are not sure, you can always put up construction paper or wrapping paper, before you do a permanent one. And then you can tell for sure, what is going to bring out the most pleasing colors!

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With my red rainbow group black tended to darken them too much. The yellows and blues showed best against the blue background
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So i'm moving my colony of lufubu and haven't decidied on what color ti use as a background. It iss going to be blue or black just wondering if either one makes their color pop more, i was leaning towards blue anyone have these guys with either color bg?
Black b/g for Lufubu is definitely a no no....I tried it and they went extremely dark. Go with blue b/g light/bright substrate and decor. BTW if you facy experimenting, I had good results using a grey slate coloured b/g before. Here is a shot of from one of my tanks with the grey b/g housing my Lufubu as babies. Excuse the water marks and bear in mind this was shot with a really basic camera, but apart from that, the colours as you can see are really vivid.

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Black b/g for Lufubu is definitely a no no....I tried it and they went extremely dark. Go with blue b/g light/bright substrate and decor. BTW if you facy experimenting, I had good results using a grey slate coloured b/g before. Here is a shot of from one of my tanks with the grey b/g housing my Lufubu as babies. Excuse the water marks and bear in mind this was shot with a really basic camera, but apart from that, the colours as you can see are really vivid.

Water marks lol,your fish look amazing,nice pic
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With my red rainbow group black tended to darken them too much. The yellows and blues showed best against the blue background
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I use blue back ground, bright white substrate and a good triple T5 fluro on all my T tanks (chaitika, bemba, ikola, moliro) and i think they look great with this set up. I have not tried the black back ground though.
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