To late to paint tank?

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by pgoodsell, Jun 9, 2009.

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  1. greysoul

    greysoul Stylophora

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    Beer? Sex? Whiskers on kittens? Raindrops on roses?
     
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  3. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You raise four valid points.
     
  4. JBL

    JBL Sea Dragon

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    I have been thinking of doing this. Is it specific paint for the tank or just paint I could get at Lowes or HD?
     
  5. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Any old paint should be fine. If the tank has inhabitants, I'd roller it on instead of spray painting.
     
  6. JBL

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    Thanks Sparky!
     
  7. shobhita03

    shobhita03 Plankton

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    just be careful tht u dont mix the paint in the water.. it wolud all be a waste thn...
     
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  9. nctinter

    nctinter Skunk Shrimp

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    I am gonna do the same thing. Mine came painted sea foam green and I don't like it. I'm going black. My problem is I have to slide the tank out just a bit, maybe 6 more inches to get back there. And it weighs a ton. Even if I drain half the water out I don't think I can move it a few inches
     
  10. Telgar

    Telgar Snowflake Eel

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    A trick I learned many years ago for sticking backgrounds to tanks, rub a thin coat of vasaline on the tank and then stick the background to it. use a hard edge scraper to work out the air bubbles.
    I have 2 tanks that the backgrounds have been stuck to in this manner for 10+ years now. If done right, the background becomes part of the display.
     
  11. sharkyshark

    sharkyshark Spaghetti Worm

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    genius :).
     
  12. freyre

    freyre Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    make showr is led free led will travel and get in your tank