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Old 05-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Ok so I've been wanting to paint a background on the backs side of my 125 gallon. There are fish invertebrate and corals in the tank. Is there any chance the wet paint could leach through the glass? I'm gonna do it with a brush so not much worried bout gettin paint in the tank other than it leaching.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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No problems, a smooth roller will be much quicker and will go on more even. It will take numerous coats so let it dry in between and be patience. You will like it when your done!
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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Don't mean to be rude or nothing but are you like 100% positive. I'm just now recovering from a system crash I don't need that again lol
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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I painted my 55 this way no ill effects
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
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Ok thanks to both of you
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Blue emulsion and a roller ! This took 5 coats ! Just be patient between coats and good look !
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:33 PM   #7
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I am actually thinking of going with white because it brightens up the tank and nobody else has a white background.
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White would give a good contrast,I painted mine with everything in it. If you have anything that hangs on the back place a piece of cardboard between it and the paint so if you have to move it, it won't stick to the paint and peel it.
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I am actually thinking of going with white because it brightens up the tank and nobody else has a white background.
True white will definitely brighten up your tank but I think it would look unnatural. What you would see under deep ocean is blue or blue green.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:03 AM   #10
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It probably will but I like trying new things. If my fish corals or inverts start acting different than il change it back. I just don't see why it would affect anything.
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