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Old 10-09-2011, 07:42 PM   #1381
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I just painted mine black. I used Valspar. Worked like a charm.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:23 PM   #1382
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Thanks everyone, looks like Black is the color of choice. I'm not sure I want a spray paint cause I was going to try to paint it right here in my living room. Unless spray paint is the best way to go then, I'll have to try to haul the tank out to the garage when the time comes. Oh brr, I hope it's not cold out there by then.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:36 PM   #1383
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spray paint is my choice. but you know that carey has great success with latex. personal choice at this point buffy. latex would save you the trouble of moving in and out and having to mask as much of the tank off.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:08 PM   #1384
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Latex is easier and you could brush it on as the side you will be looking at is in contact with the glass.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:54 AM   #1385
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Petco carries a background applicator gel, kinda similar to window tint. Id use that to put a normal laminate background on....spray painting backgrounds on is a very good way to make a nice look, but its not so fun if you need to remove it. I personally prefer blue, it makes my fish stand out more than black
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:55 AM   #1386
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:00 AM   #1387
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I was looking at the backgrounds, but kept thinking about salt creep. But on the other hand if I paint it, it would be more difficult to change wouldn't it?

Petco/Petsmart did not have much available when I was there a few days ago.

So we're supposed to maintain salinity to 1.023-1.026 is that right. And 1.025 is 35ppt right?

Least everything I've read shows 1.025 as 35 ppt. Well my refractometer doesn't, 1.027 would be 35 ppt on mine. So what do I go by 1.025 or 35ppt?
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:16 AM   #1388
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I decided on a background that had black on one side and light blue on the other. After holding it up to the back of the tank we felt the blue looked better with the pink from the corraline that I am letting grown on the back of the tank. That is the nice thing about the tape on backgrounds, if you don't like it, change it in 5 minutes.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:09 PM   #1389
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Help please...Carbon replacement

So I am getting ready to take my Fluval out and clean it up. I got the out carbon and the media bags I bought and found that the media bag is 12" x 15" and only one. Dang I didn't read. What can I do instead?

Also I'm thinking about taking out one biomedia tray and putting filter floss in it so I will have 2 carbon 1 biomedia and 1 filterfloss. That good? or should I have 1 carbon, 2 biomedia and 1 filterfloss?



Lastly - anyone have a link on orange colony polyps and elegance coral dealing with health and habits and how to tell if they are dying?
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I was looking at the backgrounds, but kept thinking about salt creep. But on the other hand if I paint it, it would be more difficult to change wouldn't it?

Petco/Petsmart did not have much available when I was there a few days ago.

So we're supposed to maintain salinity to 1.023-1.026 is that right. And 1.025 is 35ppt right?

Least everything I've read shows 1.025 as 35 ppt. Well my refractometer doesn't, 1.027 would be 35 ppt on mine. So what do I go by 1.025 or 35ppt?
It doesn't matter, they both describe the same amount of salinity. I use a value of 34 ppt to get 1.025
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