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Chinmo
helo guys! tongue.gif went ranchu searching todae at pasir ris farms todae, could not fing a ranchus to my liking, either 2 big size if not no nice body shape... sad.gif

so came home would like to find something to do to e tank first!, i want to paint the backgrouds of the tank, colour in mind is blue or black..... Which is better to show the goldfish colours better? pls let me hear some advice. smile.gif
cktan
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sat, 04 Sep 2004 09:05 pm)
helo guys!  tongue.gif  went ranchu searching todae at pasir ris farms todae, could not fing a ranchus to my liking, either 2 big size if not no nice body shape... sad.gif

so came home would like to find something to do to e tank first!, i want to paint the backgrouds of the tank, colour in mind is blue or black..... Which is better to show the goldfish colours better? pls let me hear some advice. smile.gif
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I tot white might be better? Just my opinion, dont think black is a good idea. I will go for blue if given only this 2 choices.
supertop
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sat, 04 Sep 2004 09:05 pm)
helo guys!  tongue.gif  went ranchu searching todae at pasir ris farms todae, could not fing a ranchus to my liking, either 2 big size if not no nice body shape... sad.gif

so came home would like to find something to do to e tank first!, i want to paint the backgrouds of the tank, colour in mind is blue or black..... Which is better to show the goldfish colours better? pls let me hear some advice. smile.gif
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Black will look good with a powerful light. But blue looks good in both. Personal preference.
Chinmo
QUOTE(cktan @ Sat, 04 Sep 2004 10:26 pm)
I tot white might be better? Just my opinion, dont think black is a good idea. I will go for blue if given only this 2 choices.
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white? as in milky white? would'nt white make the goldfish appears wash out colour? unsure.gif
Chinmo
QUOTE(supertop @ Sat, 04 Sep 2004 10:40 pm)
Black will look good with a powerful light. But blue looks good in both. Personal preference.
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black is cool! but my lighting think at most is 2x 36 fl tubes for a 2.5ft by 1.5ft by 1.5ft tank. unsure.gif
HappyBuddha
Below is totally unscientific and based on hearsay:-

It's claimed that goldish's will change its body colour to match the surronding, getting darker in colour if it's in a dark environment, or fades to a lighter shades in a bright tank.

If you subscribe to this folklore, then go for a black tank. ohmy.gif
The Matrix
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Sun, 05 Sep 2004 05:43 am)
Below is totally unscientific and based on hearsay:-

It's claimed that goldish's will change its body colour to match the surronding, getting darker in colour if it's in a dark environment, or fades to a lighter shades in a bright tank.

If you subscribe to this folklore, then go for a black tank.  ohmy.gif
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actually i saw a black background tank with some white fish in it. Outstanding. But the lighting must be bright enough.

Another one which i feel quite outstanding is a frosted glass surounding except the viewing side. Think that should be a customized one.

Blue background bring out the natural color of the fish.

Anyone try using those silvery aluminium foil as background ?
cktan
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sat, 04 Sep 2004 11:08 pm)
white? as in milky white? would'nt white make the goldfish appears wash out colour? unsure.gif
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True true. Maybe grey better? Under strong light, white will be very unsuitable
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(The Matrix @ Sun, 05 Sep 2004 11:21 am)
actually i saw a black background tank with some white fish in it. Outstanding. But the lighting must be bright enough.

Another one which i feel quite outstanding is a frosted glass surounding except the viewing side. Think that should be a customized one.

Blue background bring out the natural color of the fish.

Anyone try using those silvery aluminium foil as background ?
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You can convert your existing tank to frosted glass. You can get translucent "Omaya" paper with frosted glass texture and paste it yourself. Many shops in malls have converted the glass frontage to frosted glass for privacy, simply by pasting the mentioned omaya paper. wink.gif
white horse T1
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sat, 04 Sep 2004 09:05 pm)
i want to paint the backgrouds of the tank, colour in mind is blue or black..... Which is better to show the goldfish colours better? pls let me hear some advice. smile.gif
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Blue give clarity to the fish outline and colour. the problem with blue is that it is not in syn with most of the colours of surrounding (yr furniture, wall colour) unless it is an outdoor tank.

as such black is better as if it is a cabinet tank, it looks as if there is depth to the wall and it syn well with furniture.

my 5 cents worth
CP
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sat, 04 Sep 2004 09:05 pm)
!, i want to paint the backgrouds of the tank, colour in mind is blue or black..... Which is better to show the goldfish colours better? pls let me hear some advice. smile.gif
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Dont paint.Use stickers type.Easier to change colour in future.
The Matrix
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Sun, 05 Sep 2004 11:47 am)
You can convert your existing tank to frosted glass.  You can get translucent "Omaya" paper with frosted glass texture and paste it yourself.  Many shops in malls have converted the glass frontage to frosted glass for privacy, simply by pasting the mentioned omaya paper.  wink.gif
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why din i think of that !!! ARGH ... kokz me.

too bad my tank cannot use all these backgrounds. 3 side viewing leh. my live fish partition for hall and dinning area. only can envy others.
Chinmo
thanks bro for the advice... tongue.gif decided to try black for background colour.... will post some pics of my goldfish afew days later. good_very.gif
CP
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sun, 05 Sep 2004 10:48 pm)
tongue.gif  decided to try black for background colour....
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I presume you do not have black goldfish
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