Posted in Aquarium Basics on 26. Apr, 2010
No one wants to look at a boring and plain fish tank with few decorations in it to liven it up! In this scenario, neither the fish or the owner will be happy with the sad look achieved. Fortunately, there is a quick way to spruce up the appearance of any fish tank.
This is done by adding top quality aquarium backgrounds that can instantly transform any fish tank!
You need to choose the best style of background to suit your needs. This is done by deciding if you prefer aquarium backgrounds that have scenes in them or ones that are solid colors. While even solid colors are able to improve the look of a fish tank, the more popular choice is to go with a backdrop that has some sort of underwater image in it. This will give the fish the impression that their surroundings are much larger and more exotic than they are in reality.
Scenic backgrounds are available in a wide range of images. The main categories include saltwater scenes, freshwater images, natural rock scenarios, and plant-filled ones.
Saltwater scenes are probably best used only if you own a marine or reef tank. The corals and fish on the aquarium background will better blend in there than they would for a freshwater fish tank that doesn’t have any corals or saltwater fish species in it. Freshwater images usually include such things as wide open waterways with many colorful fish species present.
If you are into more detailed images, than perhaps a planted or rocky scene is best. Planted scenes on aquarium backgrounds are usually images taken from the best planted fish tanks. They are full of various pieces of driftwood and healthy aquarium plants artfully arranged. Natural scenes, on the other hand, are often full of more realistic waterscapes that resemble real-life scenes. These might include muddy bottoms with random rocks scattered throughout and some small wild fish as well.
Once you have bought your aquarium backgrounds, just order them in the appropriate sizes (or cut down if needed) and tape them securely to the outside of the back of your fish tanks. That’s how easy they are to install!