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    Do I need to use an aquarium background? Are they just a gimmick or are they actually helpful? I've got some species that love to hide and dodge and everything I've read recommends lots of caves and ledges and crevices. Do 3D backgrounds add some of that in a worthwhile way? If not, would a standard background be useful or is that more for the owner than the fish? We never had them when we kept fish when I was a kid, so...yeah. Brand new concept to me!

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    I always just paint the back glass of my tanks, makes the fish and deco stand out better than seeing through a clear back glass.

    Unless a 3D BG is very elaborate, it won't do much to comfort the fish.
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