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Old 01-25-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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Painted tanks.

Does anyone have a ln in the wall tank with a painted back. I'm considering painting mine but I'm afraid that it will make tank maintenance hard. I have no access to the front side of the tank. Angeles opinions ?
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:16 AM   #3
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Bummer I was hoping for some input. I may be better off letting it be. Or maybe tring a latex paint that would be easy to remove if it wouldn't work out.

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Given the situation you may want to try something that is removal (just in case). May not look the best but it will give an idea of what maintenance is like without being able to see through the back pane.


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Old 01-28-2015, 12:35 AM   #7
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personally i would try a black piece of fabric


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this, removalbe black fabric or platic
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I have an in wall painted tank. I access it from the work room. I just use a step stool so that I have a top down view of the tank. I also have the sides in painted so I can see into the tank from the sides.


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I would not have an in-wall tank with no frontal access. How would you aquascape it? How would you place corals? If you had no other way I would try a solid background instead of paint.
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