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Old 07-07-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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painting established tank background

I wad thinking of painting my 35 gallon tanks background black or maybe dark blue. Open to any suggestions on color and paint type. I wad thinking rolling it on mat be my best bet since I've only got like 6 inches from the wall. I'm not gonna be able to move the tank. Anyone with experience on this?
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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I just don't like the glare from the plastic sheet background or the look if it. Plus salt watet gets in between it and the glass every now and agaun and it looks bad. I wa thinking latex paint in case I ever need to remove it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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I used latex on my 55 rolled it on due to not being able to remove and brake down tank came out realy good
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Sweet. How many coats and what color did you use?
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I used 3 coats and somekind of blue from Walmart when I get home I can tell u hears a pic

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Looks good. I think I'm gonna go with black. Dunno
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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I'm sure it will come out good just time and tape everything off
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #8
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Yep I just put the first coat on. I got semi gloss black. Sucks moving everything cause I got 3 HOBs. Skimmer, filter, and refugium. It looks ALOT different than my bright blue plastic background.
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Ill post some pics up soon.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #10
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Luckily I already had everything but the paint cause I actually do painting on the side.
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