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Old 08-26-2004, 09:01 PM   #11
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Here's some pictures of some of my tanks, they are all painted.

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You definetly need to do it before they are filled, but its nearly impossible for it not to look good.
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:38 PM   #12
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Those are some neat stands, with the double tanks ontop of each other - really nice looking neide!
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:41 PM   #13
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I used a foam brush and made 3 coats of paint...... looks great... Next time I will use colbalt blue paint instead of black.... May try to mix in some baby blue shades with a spounge to get a different look. Best thing..... if you dont like it you can just scrape it off and do it again........
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Thanks, that was my summer project this year. One of these days I'll get around to posting my pics from the whole build process. I still need to make a hood too.
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Old 08-27-2004, 12:02 AM   #15
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This is my tank with the dark to light background via vaseline
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Old 08-28-2004, 08:53 PM   #16
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My tank is already set up - so painting the tank would be difficult. I have a taped on background right now - hate it - looks terrible. Tomorrow I am going to get a sheet of plexi and some Krylon fusion. I am going to paint the plexi and then try using silicone glue to stick it to the back of the tank.
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Old 08-29-2004, 03:39 AM   #17
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I have a coral background and It was a tape, it looks cool because it has bubble coral and stuff
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Old 08-29-2004, 05:27 PM   #18
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I used the black Oceanvisions background. You wet it and apply it with a squegee. I like the look of it and it can be applied to your tank if it is already setup, just not as easily. It comes in a few different colors.
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So if I mess up, all it takes is a razor to scrape the paint off?

Also, is Krylon Fusion the paint to use?
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I love the Fusion, because it bonds well to glass. But from what I'm hearing here, sounds like a lot of things work well. Plus the fusion happens to have a very natural looking blue color.

Now, I didn't try to remove any of it though. I did mess up a couple of places, kind of, but as long as you fill in all of the space it looks fine from the front.

A couple of years ago I had painted the back of another smaller tank with a roller, that didn't look nearly as good. I also think the paint I used was a problem, but I believe spraying is definetly the way to go.
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