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Old 01-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #1731
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:05 AM   #1732
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I agree black paint is the way to go. Just make sure there are no hairs that might go near it. I have a dog and I was careful about where her hair was and it still somehow is embedded into the background.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #1733
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I vote Black.

I assume you vote paint also lol.


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Black paint.... And a beer

"A beer" - only one? :-(


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I agree black paint is the way to go. Just make sure there are no hairs that might go near it. I have a dog and I was careful about where her hair was and it still somehow is embedded into the background.
I didn't think of that lol and that is gonna be near impossible with my Golden.

Can someone tell me what paint to get since there are so many kinds? And how long will it take to dry?
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #1734
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I use regular latex paint and do 3 coats letting it dry overnight each time pretty much. On the 90g i just did, I used a clear primer from martha stewart collection and had no issues with the paint peeling off which can happen when you tape the back off. I also only did 1 or maybe 2 coats when using the primer and it came out pretty good if i dont say so myself! LOL
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #1735
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automotive paint. i think i used duplicolor spray paint and gave it a full 24 hour dry time. flat or semi-gloss spray paint looks glossy through glass.

a lot of different options just have to choose what your comfortable with.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #1736
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Don't use a primer because there isn't really a use for it. Primer absorbs into the object. It's not going to do that with glass.
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Spray paint and beer.. Or beer and spray paint ., they both will work
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #1738
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:06 AM   #1739
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Thanks everyone, I know I won't be spray painting, it's too cold in the garage and I really don't want to get the particulates on everything.

Whew, I can have more than one beer, lol.

I won't be priming though, I'll just be painting it. I do want it to be shining though, almost mirror like if I can find that kind.

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I have for delivery everyday when I got home so far even though I know 1. They just shipped, 2. No Saturday deliveries, and 3. Anticipated delivery date isn't until the 10th (tomorrow), and I am pretty sure I will look over at my front door as I pull in the garage tonite even though it's Sunday and won't be a delivery LOL.

Looks like the phosphate reactor is still going. I still see it churning like it's supposed to. GHA is still noticeably deminishing also so far.

I hope I don't cut my self anytime soon, cause I really want to transfer everything back to the 75. On my day off tomorrow, I'm finishing hanging the lights, cleaning up the 75 gal, painting it and am hoping to get all my corals glued to disks if my stuff gets delivered.

Gonna be a pain to clean and paint that tank in the bathroom. Theres room to get by it if you have it against the counter or tub but not enough to move it to walk around it. I'm gonna have to lay down on the floor to paint it. I hope I don't fall asleep and wake up with a paint brush stuck to my face.
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