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Old 03-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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Great ideas guys myself I like to be able to have it removable. You never know u might want to change it. I think I might just do a black cloth back there cheap and easy lol

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #12
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Hi, I have painted and repainted my tanks several times....make sure you use water based paint with roller....it applies easier and most definitely comes right off without any problems......on the other hand that RUSTOLEUM Paint, IME, is a complete waist....takes too long to apply, smell is strong, and when I wanted it off, I had to SCRAP it off and it took a long while and I still have little spots of black that I can see...my fish were in the tanks at the time of painting

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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You got use this....I had the AC running and couldn't smell anything. It holding on very well & did it just this week to my aquarium with fish in it & looks great!

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:18 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone! I'm thinking I'll try the paint with a roller method on the big tank...for the smaller ones I'll probably try different ones to see which one I like best and holds up best..
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #15
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My husband has a cool background on his little tank made from the pages of an old comic book. (Not a valuable one) It's got a cool nerdy feel which fits in perfectly with our decor!
I didn't read all the posts, so forgive me if this has been suggested, but scrapbook paper works well too and can fit in with any colors and decor in your home.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:55 AM   #16
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For a small tank, bamboo, seagrass or reed place mat cut to fit, or burlap sack material or for a big tank, bamboo on a roll from the outdoor/patio department.


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