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Old 11-27-2014, 05:53 PM   #111
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:33 PM   #112
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I was not able to do the plumbing on the tank because I realized that I didn't have all if the joining pieces that I needed. I ordered other pieces and should get them by tomorrow hopefully.

Did anyone paint the back of their tank? If so, what kind of paint did you use?


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The wonders of plumbing. May I ask though why you aren't just going to a hardware store or a contractor's outlet? Ordering pieces online has to be much more expensive than the local stuff. When I did my first plumbing job I didn't know very much, I just went in with the bulkhead and said I needed that to fit and how many feet I needed to cover. They'll be more than willing to help.

When it comes to the back of your tank, that is easy. I used a black oil based paint and a sponge brush on mine. Took two coats, but could have had three. The only issue with mine was that the tank and sump were up and running when I painted it, so I had to have stuff over my sump to prevent anything from spilling into the water column. I talked about it some when I did it in my build thread, which should still be in my signature, if you are concerned or confused. It might take a good amount of reading to find it. I don't even remember if it was a flat or gloss paint.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:17 PM   #113
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The wonders of plumbing. May I ask though why you aren't just going to a hardware store or a contractor's outlet? Ordering pieces online has to be much more expensive than the local stuff. When I did my first plumbing job I didn't know very much, I just went in with the bulkhead and said I needed that to fit and how many feet I needed to cover. They'll be more than willing to help.

When it comes to the back of your tank, that is easy. I used a black oil based paint and a sponge brush on mine. Took two coats, but could have had three. The only issue with mine was that the tank and sump were up and running when I painted it, so I had to have stuff over my sump to prevent anything from spilling into the water column. I talked about it some when I did it in my build thread, which should still be in my signature, if you are concerned or confused. It might take a good amount of reading to find it. I don't even remember if it was a flat or gloss paint.
I am using colored plumbing parts from BRS and the colored plumbing is not carried in local stores. Since the back of the tank will be visible I didn't want the standard white plumbing. I am going with black pvc and dark gray fittings.
I did go into the local hardware store just to figure out what connection I needed so I could order the right ones.
I am in the process of painting my tank now with black spray paint. I just wasn't sure in the beginning what kind of paint to use.

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Waiting for second coat of paint to dry. The first two coated are a black satin finish and the last coat will be a Metalic black.


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This paint dry to the touch really fast. I just put the third and last coat on. Will let it dry overnight.

I received the plumbing parts today and will try and get this tank up and running this weekend. I will post picks when it's up and running.

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This paint dry to the touch really fast. I just put the third and last coat on. Will let it dry overnight.

I received the plumbing parts today and will try and get this tank up and running this weekend. I will post picks when it's up and running.

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Sounds like a winner! Paint looks good. Metallic on the last coat huh? Just an appearance idea you came up with or? Either way I would recommend a gloss on final coat to make it easy to wipe of salt creep or anything and to make it more durable. Can't wait to see this tank come alive.
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Sounds like a winner! Paint looks good. Metallic on the last coat huh? Just an appearance idea you came up with or? Either way I would recommend a gloss on final coat to make it easy to wipe of salt creep or anything and to make it more durable. Can't wait to see this tank come alive.
Yea I wanted to do a more glamorous look as the last layer since the back of the tank can be seen at an angle because of where the tank is located which is right off my living room. The Metalic coat has a gloss in it so no need for additional gloss.

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Yea I wanted to do a more glamorous look as the last layer since the back of the tank can be seen at an angle because of where the tank is located which is right off my living room. The Metalic coat has a gloss in it so no need for additional gloss.

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Ok, nice. Sounds good.
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Started on the plumbing today. Hopefully tomorrow I can work on it some more.

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