Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Freshwater Aquarium Décor Backgrounds

1. Galapagos (05401) Arid Terrarium Clings, 11.125in x 36in for 30gal Tank

User Ratings: 72 5

Galapagos 7 59834 05401 6 First Impressions

"I just love these lights!"

If you look closely at the picture, the sand has a slight left to right slant. I do recommend having two people to install it and laying the tank flat. Not hard at all with the right tools. It is easy to install but you NEED to follow the instructions. However, I think it went on fairly smoothly. I have been taking photos daily and the difference is very noticeable. Being able to change the background color makes the tank that much more exciting.

  • Galapagos (05401) Arid Terrarium Clings, 11.125in x 36in for 30gal Tank
  • Hi-Resolution Vibrantly Real Background
  • Long-Lasting - Holds up to UV light
  • Ideal for freshwater fish
  • No mess! Static clings stick without glue
  • Fits on the outside of aquariums
  • Manufacture: SuperMoss
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 13 inches; 4.8 Ounces
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Galapagos 7 59834 05401 6 Final Thoughts

"Very easy to use."

I might just add an led light bar to the top of my aquarium for more effect. Print quality was clear and sharp, looks good in my tank. I applied my new aquarium back ground today. It shrinks a tiny bit so don't cut it to exact size before you apply. However, I think it went on fairly smoothly. Also had an issue with the first light sent and they replaced it very quickly. Bought the 16 x 32 for a 29 gallon.

Overall Score
4.4


(248 Points)

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2. SEAVIEW Aquarium Background Mounting Solution

User Ratings: 54 12

SEAVIEW 891049001734 First Impressions

"Best of the best."

I applied my new aquarium back ground today. Making sure there are no bubbles is a little trickier. Easy application and good quality photo and material. This is the best material background I have found and cheapest in price. Will most likely be ordering another one for our 75 gallon tank. I had to order another for the other side of the aquarium, I never measure anything. This couldnt be any easier to install for me.

  • SEAVIEW Aquarium Background Mounting Solution
  • Sea view mounting and illumination solution secures aquarium backgrounds
  • Eliminates ripples and bubbles that detract from aquarium beauty and maintains a flawless and vivid view of your aquarium background
  • Easy to apply and removable for convenient background changes
  • Completely non toxic and can be used with freshwater or saltwater aquariums, whether glass or acrylic
  • Seals aquarium backgrounds to glass for a vivid view
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 3.9 x 0.9 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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SEAVIEW 891049001734 Final Thoughts

"Very easy to put on."

A bit expensive to me but a good buy. I am using it for my vivarium and I absolutely adore it. I am using the blue one and it really brightens up my tank. Easy application and good quality photo and material. If you have a spray bottle of water that will work perfectly. O have it between two windows and it gets way to much light. I prefer the cling backgrounds to the kind sold at pet stores.

Overall Score
4.0


(211 Points)

3. CURRENT USA Serene Background Light Kit | Includes Background Film, Wireless Remote & LED Light Shad...

User Ratings: 66 2

CURRENT First Impressions

"The colors are great!"

Perfectly delivered in thick round cylinder to avoid damage. There are hardly any left today and I suspect within a week they'll all be gone. Was early and both sides look great and had no issues. It doesn't adhere at all, but a little scotch tape handles things just fine. Will most likely be ordering another one for our 75 gallon tank. I do recommend having two people to install it and laying the tank flat. I probably cut about an inch of this to fit my 29 gallon aquarium.

  • CURRENT USA Serene Background Light Kit | Includes Background Film, Wireless Remote & LED Light Shades for Color Therapy
  • BRING YOUR AQUARIUM TO LIFE WITH WIRELESS CONTROL: Bring your aquarium to life with vibrant colors, striking highlights, and a sense of deeper depth. Includes wireless remote control allows you to dial-in virtually any color spectrum and save to memory, choose from 3 preset popular colors, or select from 6 gentle color fades. Change intensity, turn light on/off on-demand.
  • CAST THE COLORS WIRELESSLY: Serene Background lights combine the brilliance of color changing LED lighting with a custom glass film background, casting your choice of stunning colors and fades onto the back of your aquarium.
  • EXPERIENCE COLOR EXPERIENCE: Select any color shade or fade and put yourself in the mood to focus, be creative, or simply relax and unwind. Set the ambiance for any room or aquascape.
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Simply attach the transparent background film (with tape or static cling), install LED light behind aquarium, connect the wireless controller to power and color away! Swivel and adjust LED to optimize the light spread.
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED: Serene Background lights will enhance virtually any freshwater or marine aquarium that has a clear glass back. Each kit comes complete with a brilliant LED light for behind the aquarium, frosted background film, color controller, and a wireless remote. Everything needed to create a truly inspired experience.
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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CURRENT Final Thoughts

"Very happy with purchase."

I thought I was getting an aquarium picture. I had one with plants on it before and that made my tank look dark. Print quality was clear and sharp, looks good in my tank. Nice easy way to spruce up our tank. It really brightens up the aquarium and reflects the light back out. Not hard at all with the right tools. I might just add an led light bar to the top of my aquarium for more effect.

Overall Score
4.4


(108 Points)

4. Karen Low 20 Inch Height Double Sided Aquarium Terrarium Yellow Freshwater Plants Background Decorat...

User Ratings: 65

Karen Low First Impressions

"I recommend."

However, I think it went on fairly smoothly. I tried a few different ones to see which I liked best. I have tried adjusting the led bar's position but nothing helps. Was not as bright and sharp as this image. Personally I think the cling backgrounds look better and last longer. Putting the light on though is a 2 minute job anyone can do. Image repeats twice across the width, but this is barely noticeable.

  • Karen Low 20 Inch Height Double Sided Aquarium Terrarium Yellow Freshwater Plants Background Decorations
  • 2 Sided - one side shows freshwater Plants in yellow background and the other show freshwater plants garden
  • Material: Plastic
  • To protect your item we post all our backgrounds in a postal tube
  • Note: Attach to the fish tank with clear double sided tape or scotch tape
  • Delivery time: By Airmail: Generally, delivery to USA takes about 12-19 days.
  • Manufacture: Blue Aqua
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 0.1 x 19 inches; 0.9 Ounces
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Karen Low Final Thoughts

"It is pretty."

Very easy to apply, just peel off the clear film on the front of the image and apply. The remote control with a memory feature is awesome. If you are using this on a typcial tank that won't be a problem though. Also had an issue with the first light sent and they replaced it very quickly. Fairly easy to install and operate. I just left it and wrapped it around the corners, blends right in. I'm very happy with the end results!

Overall Score
4.6


(4 Points)

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5. Karen Low 19" Height Double Sided Aquarium Background Blue Ocean Undersea Fish Tank Wallpaper Decora...

Karen Low First Impressions

"Gave this item as a gift."

Worked well for my little<10gal square tank. Was not as bright and sharp as this image. If you look closely at the picture, the sand has a slight left to right slant. The image is a bit darker than it appears in the photo, but I'm happy with it. It work great and people are always amazed this it. I hope our little fishies are enjoying the new ambiance of their tank. It's really helped with the algae problem.

  • Karen Low 19" Height Double Sided Aquarium Background Blue Ocean Undersea Fish Tank Wallpaper Decorations
  • 2 Sided - one side shows deep blue sea and the other shows under freshwater
  • Material: Plastic
  • Note: Attach to the fish tank with clear double sided tape or scotch tape
  • Delivery time: By Airmail: Generally, delivery to USA takes about 15-25 days
  • To protect your item we post all our backgrounds in a hard cardboard tube
  • Manufacture: Blue Aqua
  • Item Weight: 0.9 Ounces
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Karen Low Final Thoughts

"Very easy to apply!"

Was a bit big for my tank but that was ok. However, I think it went on fairly smoothly. Great option for an inexpensive choice- especially for aquatic turtles! If you are using this on a typcial tank that won't be a problem though. Just make sure you wouldn't rather have the whole Serene kit instead. It is very subtle and adds a perfect& finished look to my aquarium. Great option for an inexpensive choice- especially for aquatic turtles!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

6. Zoo Med Natural Cork Tile Background, 18 x 18-Inches

User Ratings: 68

Zoo Med NCB3 First Impressions

"Looks great."

Personally I think the cling backgrounds look better and last longer. The image is a bit darker than it appears in the photo, but I'm happy with it. The remote control with a memory feature is awesome. Wasn't perfect but it came out beautiful. I am using the blue one and it really brightens up my tank. I attached to the outside of my 30 gallon tank with clear tape that is removeable. Was not as bright and sharp as this image.

  • Zoo Med Natural Cork Tile Background, 18 x 18-Inches
  • Use several panels for large enclosures
  • Four sizes available
  • Resists mold or mildew
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 1.4 inches; 2.55 Pounds
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Zoo Med NCB3 Final Thoughts

"Great product."

There is a grid on the backing paper so you can measure easily to cut to tank size. Overall, pretty happy with this purchase! Just make sure you wouldn't rather have the whole Serene kit instead. Was not as bright and sharp as this image. Overall, pretty happy with this purchase! Also had an issue with the first light sent and they replaced it very quickly. I am using the blue one and it really brightens up my tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(61 Points)

7. Aquarium Background Poster Fish Tank Backdrop PVC Adhesive Underwater Coral Reef Decor Paper Cling D...

User Ratings: 57 7

Fdit Fditdxrpghq397-04 First Impressions

"It looked great."

Much bigger than expected but beautiful! Print quality was clear and sharp, looks good in my tank. It would be easier on a new tank that you can face directly while applying. It was shipped in a solid tube to keep it from getting creased up. I am very happy with this and was the final touch on my new tank. Everything great about it for my 90 gallon. I followed the instructions and applied it to my tank with ease.

  • Aquarium Background Poster Fish Tank Backdrop PVC Adhesive Underwater Coral Reef Decor Paper Cling Decals Sticker(29.92x18.11in)
  • 【High Definition Images】:With its vibrant colors and detailed HD images, it is sure to create a lifelike effect for your tank. Perfect to create a beautiful display and enhance the appearance of the aquarium.
  • 【Fits Most Aquarium】:You can choose the size you need,we offer 9 sizes.It can be adjusted to fit most aquarium sizes.
  • 【High Quality PVC】:Made of high quality PVC, waterproof, easy to clean and durable. Thickened decoration paper is high quality and not easy to fade.
  • 【Easy Application】: Self-adhesive design, easy to attach the decoration paper to aquarium fish tank.No tapes, glue, adhesive or gel needed.
  • 【Residue Free Removal】: The cling adheres directly to the aquarium and does not damage the tank upon removal. It won’t leave any scratches, marks or residue when removed.
  • Manufacture: Fdit
  • Product Dimensions: 29.92 x 18.11 x 0.2 inches; 3.53 Ounces
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Fdit Fditdxrpghq397-04 Final Thoughts

"Which I don't."

Ordered this for a smaller fish tank to replace an old background. It really brightened up our fish tank. It is easy to install but you NEED to follow the instructions. Was a bit big for my tank but that was ok. I tried a few different ones to see which I liked best. I have a 90 gal tank which seems to be a bit too tall for a single led bar setup. I cut it to fit and it has stayed put for months.

Overall Score
4.2


(21 Points)

8. Dark Silvefr Flat Rock/HD Stone Aquarium Background 21" x 48" / 55 Gallon/Rocky Fish Tank Background...

User Ratings: 49 8

BannersNStands First Impressions

"Nice bright background."

Print quality was clear and sharp, looks good in my tank. This looks exactly like the picture- very thin cling film with vibrant colors. I bought it for the sides of my aquarium. Was a bit big for my tank but that was ok. Apply following instructions and then use a blade to trim the bottom edge. First off, this background looks gorgeous. I recently purchased a 40 gallon tank and I wanted to do something really creative.

  • Dark Silvefr Flat Rock/HD Stone Aquarium Background 21" x 48" / 55 Gallon/Rocky Fish Tank Background
  • Realistic look / HD Quality Image
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Tear Resistant
  • Tapes to the back from the outside
  • Ships Same or Next Day!
  • Manufacture: BannersNStands
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BannersNStands Final Thoughts

"I loved this background."

Still in great condition after using for three years. Fantastic background for my 20 gallon tank. If you are using this on a typcial tank that won't be a problem though. Apply following instructions and then use a blade to trim the bottom edge. Picture was high quality and brightly colored. I recently purchased a 40 gallon tank and I wanted to do something really creative. Much better than the view of the cords hanging behind it.

Overall Score
4.1


(30 Points)

9. BannersNStands Reptile Habitat, Terrarium Background, Blue Sky with Mountains & Cactus - (Various Si...

User Ratings: 75 4

BannersNStands First Impressions

"I love the picture."

I do recommend having two people to install it and laying the tank flat. Fits along the back of my 29 gallon tank. O have it between two windows and it gets way to much light. So great to add depth to your aquarium. Nice, vibrant, clear background unlike any others I found. Imagine my surprise it's just black. Their products are highly recommended!

  • BannersNStands Reptile Habitat, Terrarium Background, Blue Sky with Mountains & Cactus - (Various Sizes)
  • Tear Resistant.
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Water Resistant
  • Realistic Look
  • Tapes to back from the outside.
  • Manufacture: BNS
  • Item Weight: 15.84 Ounces
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BannersNStands Final Thoughts

"Great product!"

You can see in my pictures the bottom of the tank is pretty much white. I decided to buy another led background kit for this new tank. Their products are highly recommended! You can see in my pictures the bottom of the tank is pretty much white. Cut roughly to size but leave a little big. Ordered this for a smaller fish tank to replace an old background. The remote range needs to be close to the sensor about 5 ft max.

Overall Score
4.5


(457 Points)

10. LS Silver Rock/HD Stone Aquarium Background 21" x 72" / Rocky Fish Tank Background

User Ratings: 63

BannersNStands First Impressions

"The colors are great!"

It would be easier on a new tank that you can face directly while applying. I bought it for the sides of my aquarium. I think it makes my aquarium very lush. Easy to adjust to what I needed, its a cool look to the tank. It shrinks a tiny bit so don't cut it to exact size before you apply. However it is perfect with my tank and decor. I recently purchased a 40 gallon tank and I wanted to do something really creative.

  • LS Silver Rock/HD Stone Aquarium Background 21" x 72" / Rocky Fish Tank Background
  • Realistic look / Closeup shows how it will print.
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Tear Resistant
  • Tapes to the back from the outside
  • Ships Same or Next Day!
  • Manufacture: BannersNStands
  • Item Weight: 6.99 Pounds
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BannersNStands Final Thoughts

"Great stuff."

It shrinks a tiny bit so don't cut it to exact size before you apply. My 29 gallon tank with the background installed. It is easy to install but you NEED to follow the instructions. Fairly easy to install and operate. Imagine my surprise it's just black. Those difficult install reviews are nonsense. I have a 90 gal tank which seems to be a bit too tall for a single led bar setup.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

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