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Old 02-22-2005, 09:45 PM   #1
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painting the back of the tank?

i guess i need teflon spray paint- right anyone know how many coats and the best way to approach this i havent added anything to the tank yet just wanna make sure i dont get any on the inside what do u think black paint or a cool blue color? tia

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Old 02-22-2005, 09:49 PM   #2
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I used poster board. It gives me opportunities to change later down the road. Once you paint it is a major ordeal to change anything.

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Old 02-22-2005, 09:54 PM   #3
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I put one of those scenic things on the back of my tank. They had them in black and blue. I chose black. Love the way it looks. I'd try that before I painted it.

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Old 02-22-2005, 10:26 PM   #4
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i used craft paint! takes 2 coats but comes off real easy
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Old 02-23-2005, 10:47 AM   #5
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Yeah, i recommend basic acrylic water-based craft paint...like the Apple Barrel brand. Usually about $1 for a small bottle. 2-3 coats gives even coverage, it dries in under an hour, and will come right off with a razor blade, and some soapy water.

I also use posterboard on other tanks, like 75g FW, which gives me flexibility and ease-of-changing it.
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:44 PM   #6
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I used flat black spray paint from Home Depot (to match the color of the overflow), about 4 coats. Looks gawgeous. If you spray, protect the sides & top with plenty of newspaper & masking tape.

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