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Old 05-19-2018, 12:49 PM   #1
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Black out back of tank.

Hi I am new to the hobby, I spent so much time researching the insides workings of the tank and now that I have got my tank started I would prefer the back be black. Can I paint it or plasti dip it while its full? Every video I have watched the tanks are empty.
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:12 PM   #2
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I would not paint it with water inside. Asking for big problems

You can use poster board
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You can use window tint. Buy it at Lowe's or Home Depot. I really like how it looked on my big 150g display tank. can't see the cords and stuff at all.
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You can use this if your tank is full and running. It can be painted on with a brush or sponge.

https://www.amazon.com/FolkArt-Multi...18250396&psc=1
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I was thinking about using the black vinyl they use for making letters/stickers from to do the back and one side that will be near a window.
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Just saw this video, and then saw this post/ a bit older now, but interesting option. Would think really good ventilation and low VOC paint, an good seal of top.
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Tape black foam board to the outside back of the tank. It's water resistant, and inexpensive. I've got it installed on my tank. It works great. You can buy it at Hobby Lobby.
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Just saw this video, and then saw this post/ a bit older now, but interesting option. Would think really good ventilation and low VOC paint, an good seal of top.
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Tape black foam board to the outside back of the tank. It's water resistant, and inexpensive. I've got it installed on my tank. It works great. You can buy it at Hobby Lobby.
That is a very good idea.
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