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  1. Freshwater Discussion
    Hello, I just setup a brand new tank. I spray painted the outside of the back glass and outside of the bottom. The paint is Dupli-Color Aqua Lackspray. It is a water based paint. The tank was upside down when I was painting it BUT the spray / fumes still managed to get inside. I only realized...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    I would like to know how many of you have painted/laminated your back wall. If you did, what color you chose for your tank and what your wall color is. Or, if you chose to wrap your wires instead. And lastly, if you like it or would change it. Thanks!
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all! I'm in the process of doing a tank upgrade and it's time to deal with the back of the tank. My wife wants me to paint it blue like my old one but I want to do it black. She thinks black will make it look to dark. If I was able to get to the back of the tank I would just use a rap but...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ive been recommended to use Krylon spray paint. I just came home from Home Depot and lowes. They do not carry any in stores only online. I'm planning on spray painting my pvc pipes (these will be submerged). Is there an alternative to krylon that is reef safe?
  5. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Hi again guys, Hey I was wondering about painting the back glass of my aquarium a Blue or Black! I wanted some of your opinion's about what colors would go best with my White stand and canopy. Also what kind of paint to buy! I know you should only clean your outside glass with water and not...
  6. DIY Forum
    Has anyone tried either of these to fishing the inside and/ot outside of their tank cabinets, If so how did it turn out?
  7. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Okay, so i know i have been mia for the last year since my tank crashed but i did finally get it back up and going this past summer. However, i didnt do much with it because i was busy getting married. Then, its babysitter while i was on a 3 week honeymoon fed my tang whole sheets of seaweed...
  8. DIY Forum
    What is the fibered paint on the wooden tanks ? are they fiberglass or what? I see a lot of them in LFS's and or touch tank applications.
  9. Nano Reefs
    I purchased a new tank and don't want a bare bottom nor do I want much sand. Does anyone know how I could paint or make the bottom of the tank white that's safe for the fish?
  10. "Soft" corals
    I installed a new refugium last Saturday. The normal stuff, sand, chaeto and light. I made an overflow and return from pvc and clear tubing. The last couple of days, all of my corals have retracted and closed up. I am worried that the pvc cement or the paint i used is causing problems. I had...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know of any reef safe paint that can be bought at the home depot. I want to paint my dry rock so they can all be the same color and then grow algae on the later.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    In my fishroom i'm gona have lots of humidity cause the last time with one tank i had i" thick ice forming on my windows, i'm in Canada and it gets cold, -45 in the Capital. So i'm painting the room with mildew resistant paint for bathroom because this time i'll have 3 tanks. The vendor asked me...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    hi all, as some of you may remember from the marathon thread i started a few months back (this one: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/high-nitrates-more-sand-more-cuc-more-water-changes-all-of-the-above-178962.html ) i was previously looking for ideas to lower my nitrates...i've since done...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Quick Question, I want to paint my stand and medal hanging light "rack" Which paint is better for me to use and looks nice when finished? I'm thinking the Painters touch, but I hear Oil based paints are better for Aquarium stands? I will be painting a Particle board Stand & a Steel Light...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    i just bought my 4' x 2' chunk of acrylic and its light blue, kinda see thru. i wanted black but this was all they had, is there anyway i can make it black? this is guna be my overflow box so it needs to be reef safe
  16. The THINK Tank
    For those of you who read TFH on a monthly basis, what are your thoughts on The Reefer column in the May 2009 edition? For those who haven't read that, the author explored the effect on light a painted background has. The author used blue in his experiment and found a 30% reduction in PAR in...
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I'm setting this tank up for a friend and was wondering if I can paint the overflow box black so it blends into the background better? I painted my spraybar with no problems but it isn't acrylic?
  18. DIY Forum
    I am looking to paint the back of my tank black. I have seen this before on TRT, but can't seem to locate anything on the subject now that I need it most. Can someone share with me the how-to-do's?
  19. Reefing Equipment
    should i paint the inside off the stand and hood or not? if so what kind ? just the water resistant stuff or ?? just getting back into the hobby and want to do it right from the start this time thanks
  20. General Reef Discussion
    how or what kind of paint do you use to paint the back of an acrylic tank.
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