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    reefette - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default New Tank!

    I am so excited. I feel like I am graduating. I have a 14 gallon nano cube in which I have made lots of mistakes but also learned a ton. Last night my daughter (rosebud161616) and my son-in-law (kev2me) delivered my 60 gallon cube and did all the plumbing and helped me get the rocks into it. I made the rock arch the day before and thought it would be terrible but I think it looks awesome! The kids liked it too. Now just waiting for my RODI unit to arrive so I can fill and start cycling. Rosebud1616 said it correct last night when she said they are like drug dealers. This is definately expensive, contagious but lots of recreational fun.

    Now the big argument in this family is whether or not this tank needs a background. I say no that it looks nice having it open. My daughter thinks it must have one and not let the wall show. What do you think? Take the poll.
    yes, I need a background
    no, I don't need a background
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    Quote Originally Posted by reefette View Post
    ?actionview&ampcurrent001 - New Tank!I am so excited. I feel like I am graduating. I have a 14 gallon nano cube in which I have made lots of mistakes but also learned a ton. Last night my daughter (rosebud1616) and my son-in-law (kev2me) delivered my 60 gallon cube and did all the plumbing and helped me get the rocks into it. I made the rock arch the day before and thought it would be terrible but I think it looks awesome! The kids liked it too. Now just waiting for my RODI unit to arrive so I can fill and start cycling. Rosebud1616 said it correct last night when she said they are like drug dealers. This is definately expensive, contagious but lots of recreational fun.

    Now the big argument in this family is whether or not this tank needs a background. I say no that it looks nice having it open. My daughter thinks it must have one and not let the wall show. What do you think? Take the poll.
    yes, I need a background
    no, I don't need a background
    no in a year back could be covered in all purple anyhow less to scrape lol

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    rosebud161616 - Reefkeeper
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    Coraline covered back tanks look messy and ugly! You need a background!!!

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    +1 on the background. I love the aquascape...you're off to a great start with some great helpers!

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    Yes I think it needs a background but it should be black.

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    Corvette Reefer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    i say its completely your choose you say no then no. iv never used a back ground then again iv been thinking about maybe doing one, but its preference of your if you want one or not.
    The names Vette, Corvette. . .

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    I have always been a fan of a black background.

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    tankdude - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Yes you need a background, I personally like the black or blue backgrounds.

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    black background for sure!

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    CalmSeasQuest - Reefkeeper
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    Your arch is beautiful - I'd use a dark background to eliminate anything that would detract from it. Choosing black would help hide your overflow and crate a perception of much more depth.

    I also find that coral colors appear richer when viewed in front of an increased contrast/dark colored background.
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

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