I decided to go bb on my new 225 and was wondering if anyone had ever tried painting the bottom a color other than white. Black blue or a shade between tan and white have all crossed me mind. Opinions?
I'd imagine any color will work. Eventually a BB will just become purple from corraline, so whatever you fancy having there in the meantime. I like the idea of a tan color to represent the sand... although I like sand in my tanks so I guess I'm biased there!
I'd steer away from black personally. I had dark grey sand in my last tank and it showed every bit of dirt. Pure black would be even worse. (My hubby has a black dodge charger that is impossible to keep looking clean!)
If you're after a color to hide the dirt, something neutral like tan would be your best bet. A lighter color also has the benefit of reflecting light back up at the rocks. My new tank has light sand and it makes an incredible amount of difference compared to the grey from before.
That was one that i did consider. I have never had a tank with a black background, which the 225 will have, so I was just looking for opinions on how this would look. I believe I am leaning more towards a tan color now, with the black back.