Do I need a background for my aquarium?

Do I need a background for my aquarium?

It is strongly advised to have a background on a fish tank due to fish seeing their reflection in the glass and therefore not feeling like they are safe or have a good hiding spot.

How do you paint a 3d aquarium background?

  1. Step 1: INGREDIENTS. 2 More Images.
  2. Step 2: Plan Ahead. Consider the type of fish you plan on keeping and plan your background accordingly.
  3. Step 3: Start Carving! 15 More Images.
  4. Step 4: Start Putting It Together. 2 More Images.
  5. Step 5: Build, Build, Build!
  6. Step 6: Cement Time!
  7. Step 7: Add a Color Layer.
  8. Step 8: Drybrush.

Do fish like dark backgrounds?

Black is my number one choice. Most fishes display their best colors with a black background. For some reason, when the tank background is dark, the colors of the fishes seem to be enhanced. Their colors are more vivid and they seem to stand out from the plain dark background.

How do you make fake rocks for aquariums?

Mix one part cement and three parts play sand or fine gravel together. The mix should form into a ball and feel like Play-Doh. Wearing gloves is recommended during the mixing process. To create a coral reef look, add additional fine gravel to the mixture.

How big of a background do you need for an aquarium?

Here’s an amazing 3D aquarium background that was made for a 40-gallon size aquarium tank. You can also make it for your tank even though it’s bigger, not light just costs you more than the original budget.

How to make custom foam 3D aquarium backgrounds?

In this Aquarium Decoration Tutorial Video, we show how a custom foam backdrop can be created. Urethane foam is cast into a silicone mold, creating an amazingly realistic look. Visit for more custom aquarium design ideas using Smooth-On’s aquarium-safe rubbers, plastics and foams. Loading…

Are there any custom built walls for aquariums?

We have also been known to produce custom built walls. Because sometimes an aquarium simply isn’t enough. The magic of architectural brilliance is put into every 3D Aquarium background design crafted by NatureDecor.

How to make a background for a fish tank?

Dry fit the foam sheet (s) into the tank and trim where necessary. Plan where your filter intake and heaters will go! Build the background according to where these areas will be. I planned a little alcove around the filter intake. Plan on continually dry fitting your background into your tank as you build it.