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Old 10-30-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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Question I want to paint a clear coat on decorations

I have these little building decorations like the villages people set up at Christmas time (fire station, school, bakery, church, etc) that I would like to use to decorate one of my tanks.

I'm not 100% sure the paint is safe for the tank or if would stay on them and I certainly dont want to do anything to harm my fish. I plan to run them through the dishwasher a couple of times to make sure there isnt any dust/debris left on them.

Is there a type or brand of clear lacquer or something of that nature that I could use to coat the decorations that would be safe for my aquarium?
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Clear polyurethane varnish is used on bamboo for aquariums... that may be an option.
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Check if Krylon Fusion is available in clear. Fusion is made for plastics and I've seen good results using it in aquariums. Just let it cure for a few days before putting it in the tank.
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