Ideas for Interesting Background BEHIND Tank

The Mule

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Anybody ever set up some 3D decor (driftwood, plants, etc) BEHIND an aquarium with a clear back? A tank I recently set up currently has just a clear glass back and plenty of room behind it to put some stuff (maybe some tall pieces of driftwood). Seems like it might look interesting and I’ll likely give it a try. Curious to see if anyone else has done this and if they have pics… If so, I’d love to see!
 
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do you mean inside on the back wall or outside on the back wall?
 

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if its a internal background you could use this
 

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I mean behind the tank. On the outside, visible through the back glass.
 

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might as well buy a tapestry background type thing then
 

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since its "flat" anyways
 

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Would look good to put some houseplants behind it and give a jungle vibe, or some rocks and wood.
All my tanks are in front of walls/windows, so if there isn’t a background, that’s all I get.
 
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I crush some recycled brown packing paper and then flatten them a bit giving it some cracks and crevices then I attach it on the back wall behind the aquarium. Sometimes I twist some and add them at a few places giving a branch type look .
My tanks are very dimly lit ( I use a 4w bulb on a 90g 😂) so it forms dark shaded area due to the foldings and it looks kinda cool.
 

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Would look good to put some houseplants behind it and give a jungle vibe, or some rocks and wood.
All my tanks are in front of walls/windows, so if there isn’t a background, that’s all I get.
This is what I was thinking - driftwood in particular to enhance the illusion of depth. Plants is a good idea too, actually.
 
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