Using artificial backgrounds?

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  1. Clowning

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    Hey Guys of Marine land:)

    I have a 1.2x60x60 that I would possibly like to convert to marine. I currently have some tropheus duboisi in there. Here is a pic of the current setup. Can I use the background or does it need to go and why?

    This is the only info I can get on the backgrounds ( BackgroundGUANGDONG BOYU GROUP CO.,LTD. )

    Thank you,

    Clowning

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    I use black PVC

    Under T5 you will find the back panel overgrown with coraline algae. using blue and it looks "dirty". although the blue do help a lot in better pictures.

    With my LEDs I found that there is not so much algae growth on the back panel. Due to the narrow focussed lenses the light do not shine there. Its only now after 5 months that I do have a few specks.

    With pictured backgrounds you would need to clean the back panel as well.
     
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    @RiaanP the back ground in question is actualy inside the aquarium, normaly fibreglass panel of sort.
    @Clowning nice selection of fish you have there the moori and bubosi where always my favorite. As for the background i am not sure if it would be okay it is possible that there will be no issues at all with this in a reef habitat as there are guys that have fibreglass reefs and nothing else with fish and coral so should be fine but to be safe test it out first. Good luck.
     
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    ok, internal panel.
    As long as it is easy to clean when green grass takes over.

    Plus no small little fish can go in behind it.
     
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    @RiaanP the background is inside the tank so will it cause any build up behind the background? Also i'm not sure what the composite is of these backgrounds, thus not sure what effect saltwater will have on them. If any corrosive action will take place and will this be harmful to the fish should it happen. @ADVdiver Thank you I'm moving them to a bigger tank so that I can breed the Duboisi
     
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    Why can't you slice it out? Paint scraper and bosh! Job done?
     
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    if settlement can move in behind the background, so would micro bristle stars and bristle worms.

    But yes, if it can be removed, it could be better.
     
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    @RocketRooster I have no problem removing it as its just a bit wedged in, but was just wondering if it will affect the LS if I left it in. As its something different. Don't we all want our reefs to have that WOW effect on people when the see them;) and be a joy to look at 24/7
     
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    Here's another photo of how it looks but I guess it will have to go thanks @RiaanP

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    Is it a textured (sculpted) background?
     
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    Given time, the background should overgrow like this

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    I purchased the background ready made from a LFS. Heres the link to the boyu website BackgroundGUANGDONG BOYU GROUP CO.,LTD. @RocketRooster
    Wow amazing coraline growth how long did that take?
     
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