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I am in the process of setting up a new reef tank and have to decide if I want to paint the back or not and if so what color. I would appreciate any thoughts and or suggestions on this.

The tank is 48" X 30' x 18" high and if it makes any difference the lighting is the IceCap Reef Illuminations MH/T5/LED fixture.
 

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Typically reefers either paint their tank black or blue as it helps to hide algae (not coraline of course) on the rear. Black will absorb more light than blue though. Many years ago, back in my marine/reefer days, my tank's back was manufactured with stock black acrylic. It was an Old School Tru-Vu tank.

Hope that helps.

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I crinkled garbage bags, cheap ones and used packing tape to secure to back, nice slight translucency, as well as a bit of texture, and no commitment! I can change it up later if I want.
 
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