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Tropheus Aquascaping Discussion of suitable rocks, substrates, tank decor, layout, etc.

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Old 11-01-2011
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I'm typically a black background girl. My Ikola are in a black background tank. But<
I think that most Tropheus show better color with the lighter colors, esp. blues.
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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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Thanks for all the tips, im going to go blue will try n post picks when all set up. Still got some plumbing issues tomdeal with first.
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I prefer the spaceship background.....Maybe settle for the fake aquascape .....
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I went with a painted blue background. Don't know if this will help but here is a picture.

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I went with a painted blue background. Don't know if this will help but here is a picture.

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What kind of paint did you use, and how did you apply it?

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Piper,

What kind of paint did you use, and how did you apply it?

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Used a small roller. I think I did two coats. The first coat looked like hell but it filled in nice with the second coat. Think I had to use a small brush to fill in around the rim.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_86505-90-V75...d=10151&rpp=24

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I've always painted the backgrounds of my aquariums black, and I did the same with my duboisi tank. Additionally, I went with a dark substrate (black sand and white sand mixed), because I really wanted to focus on the white band and blue faces. It turned out pretty well, but for an added "pop!", I changed one of my T5 bulbs to a true actinic...wow, do their blue faces really shine now! My avatar is one of my fish under this light. The blue eyes on the Lamp. multifasciatus they are housed with, really shine under the light as well.
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I've always painted the backgrounds of my aquariums black, and I did the same with my duboisi tank. Additionally, I went with a dark substrate (black sand and white sand mixed), because I really wanted to focus on the white band and blue faces. It turned out pretty well, but for an added "pop!", I changed one of my T5 bulbs to a true actinic...wow, do their blue faces really shine now! My avatar is one of my fish under this light. The blue eyes on the Lamp. multifasciatus they are housed with, really shine under the light as well.
Dubs tend to be found in deeper waters compared to the other Tropheus, another reason the mouths are more forward and not under, and most likely are in similar lighting in the wild. (Actinic lighting replicates the deep waters lumination). IMO, the blue background would fair better with Duboisi though.

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Very nice, JkdJedi...are you using an actinic light as well? Is that one of the 4-ft 120-gals you have them in?
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