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View Poll Results: Blue or black background?
Blue 58 42.65%
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Old 04-04-2012
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My tank has a black background which is painted on and Im not removing it. My question is what trophs should I avoid and what trophs will look nice (wont darken) against the black background? Any help is appreciated
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I've kept ikola, bemba and bulombora on black background tanks and all looked great. IMO, it has more to do with proper diet, lighting, and a lighter substrate than it does background color, but many would disagree.
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i still remain doubtful about a black background
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Black with white sand.
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I voted black because I've used it more but i also think that it depends on the Troph type you have.

I like the black species like kiriza or the ikola with a black background to show up the yellow but red species like Moliro i like with a blue background.....
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I enjoy natural looking tanks and aquascapes so having a blue background just doesn't look right IMO. I think people exaggerate the affect background colors have on the fish. With a high quality light, light substrate, proper diet and pristine water, the fish will look great with either blue or black. Black looks best IMO.
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All my tanks are black background except one is blue. Here is a video of my Lufubu's on blue.


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I enjoy natural looking tanks and aquascapes so having a blue background just doesn't look right IMO
Black isn't natural either in our case...I certainly wouldn't recommend a black background to someone who gets a group of 25 Moliros or Lufubus
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I recently made the switch from black to blue. I am kinda diggin the blue, thoughts??

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Jim both look good, but I have to vote for the black. I have a similar setup that you have with many background rocks and the black just makes it look more natural. It gives the appearance of shadows and caves where the blue just looks out of place. That's just my opinion and I'm sure others might disagree. The fish seem to show the same color with both backgrounds. Either way you can't go wrong both look good!
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