Safe paint for inside of tank?

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  1. Ryan

    Ryan Spaghetti Worm

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    I am redoing my 1" bulkhead drain plumbing from all threaded/barbed fittings to all slip fit fittings. The treaded fittings/barbed fittings only have a 3/4" inside diameter, whereas the slip fittings have a full 1" inside diameter.

    Unfortunately I cannot find the one fitting I will be using inside of tank in black. Is there any paint that I could use to paint this fitting black that would be safe for my tank?
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  3. footballdude2k3

    footballdude2k3 Bristle Worm

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    personally if its just for aesthetics, i wouldnt do it, the less foreign objects in a tank i.e paint, the better
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Spaghetti Worm

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    Thats what I was thinking as well....I was just wondering if there was a safe solution.

    Im sure after a few months I wouldn't even be able to tell it was white anyway...
  5. GuitarMan89

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    why don't you look into boat paint, they have paint specifically designed for the bottom of boats, I guess you could use that, or at least look into it.
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    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Whoooa...:eek:

    Bottom paint for boats is heavily treated with zinc and lord knows what other heavy metals and toxins to reduce marine growth...

    Not a good choice for a marine aquarium....:-/
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  9. GuitarMan89

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    woops, didn't know about the marine paint
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    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    I personally wouldnt paint anything around or near, much less, inside the tank. I know that some of you guys would disagree with me, but Im a firm believer that the tank is a big sponge. It absorbs everything around it, like windex, pine sol etc etc. Luna
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    If this is a clear material, wouldn't painting the outside black provide the same results ?


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  12. wildreef

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    the "meer thought " of painting the inside of a fish tank ? with any thing' even if were to buy a water based paint' you'd have it scrape off when trying to scrape algea off the inner walls.. ( look like a tank from hell ) after bout a month. ( imo )
    bad idea i should think.