Judging by the large number of people searching the web for aquarium backgrounds, we can
conclude that aquarium owners really need lots of information on them, how to choose the appropriate one or even
how to make one themselves.
Nowadays anyone can have an aquarium in their own home. It is quite common for fish lovers to
spend huge amounts of money on decorating their aquariums and for good reasons as the aquarium backgrounds can
introduce amazing colors into any decor.
Using aquarium backgrounds ensures a perfect display either on the inside or on the outside.
They are made out of special materials and therefore are fish-safe, and come in all shapes and sizes.
There are certain factors to consider in the choice of your perfect aquarium background. Firstly
the size of your tank, do not place a large background in a small tank as it will take up to much space and appear
crowded. It is important to ensure the fish have plenty of space, so they are not suffocated, no matter how
beautiful the background is, the fish should be the main attraction.
More than Just Decorative
Your aquarium background will not serve only for decorative purposes but will also disguise the
lighting and electrical installations. It will also serve for ecological purposes by making the fish feel more at
home, and also by keeping the sunlight away from the tank reduces algae buildup.
The cheapest way of enjoying a background is buying aquarium stickers that can be easily applied
to the back of the tank. These vinyl-made stickers have great diversity and show pictures of underwater life with
rocks and floral elements. This is not only the cheapest way but also the easiest and least time consuming method
of decorating your tank. But always remember to read the instructions carefully and if using the stickers inside
the tank only use ones recommended for this purpose, so as not to contaminant the water and make it unsafe for the
If you decide over a sticker as a background you can choose between outside or inside the tank,
but you need to read carefully the instructions, and make sure that the glue used on the sticker is safe for the
fish. Make sure also follow the instructions after reading, especially if you install the background on the inside
of the aquarium. If contrary, it is very easy to contaminate the tank since water represents a fragile
If you have a bigger budget take a look at the luxurious three dimensional aquarium backgrounds.
These backgrounds are made from plastic, fiberglass or Styrofoam.
Styrofoam is the perfect solution for smaller aquarium backgrounds and in some cases even
plastic as you can even cut it yourself, with fiberglass being used more commonly in bigger sizes of saltwater
You can often encounter fiberglass backgrounds in zoological exhibits as these offer the closest
similarity to nature. Fiberglass aquarium backgrounds can be attached to the back of the tank and by using a
special type of silicone which is safe for the fish.
No matter which background you choose, or how much money you spend, be assured that it will be
worthwhile as it is going to make your pets happier and your life more peaceful.