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Old 01-16-2004, 03:18 PM   #1
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What paint do you use for back of aquarium?

I've recently painted my 44g and 72g w/ acrylic paint from AC Moore however on the 44 it got a little wet and seem to be peeling off, and it takes like 6-7 coats until you can no longer see through it. Any recommendations on a good paint? BTW, I must be able to use a roller because the tank is already filled and only 5 inches or so from the wall.


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Old 01-16-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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Why don't you just go to the LFS and get some off the plastic backing and just tape it on.. I did that works great..


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I would however the aquarium is 31" tall and they don't make it that big
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Old 01-16-2004, 04:31 PM   #4
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Well now that you have some paint on there why dont' you just get two sheets overlap them a bit and tape them together. The background goes on the outside of the tank. Since you already have some paint on there I really doubt you would see the seam unless you knew where it was and were looking for it.... What color are we talking about here?




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Old 01-16-2004, 09:28 PM   #5
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I actually want to paint my 110(which I didn't even start to paint yet) That's a good idea about cutting the backround, I think I'll do that to fix my other tank(44g that got a little messed up from water). Maybe I'll just paint 2-3 coats on my 110 and then do your backround idea?
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Someone might blast me, but I just taped plastic wrap over the top and front of my Eclipse three and spray painted the back and sides. I've also spray painted the back of a 10g. Never had an issue with either tank, though I must stress making sure the top is well covered and rinsing several times with water to make sure nothing got in.
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Spray Paint works wonders.... Many colors to choose from and when it dries it is non-toxic
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could use spray rustoleum. then your glass won't rust from the water in it either
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Spray paint would work however the tank is already filled and only about 5 inches from the wall, so that's why I need to be able to use a roller to apply it.
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Latex works well. Acrylic paint dries even more "rubber-like" that latex and will peel. Latex will lafter years of use I imagine but I have had no problems with it. The same latex you put on the walls.

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