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Old 05-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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I need aquarium safe paint or varnish. Any idea where can I buy it and what brand ? I've asked in my local pet shop but unfortunately they didn't have any.

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Old 05-06-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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i do know for spray paint several people have used krylon fusion with no problems, but i have no clue about varnish.
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Are you looking to put it on the outside of the tank? Cuz if you are, then use a latex based paint, that way if you ever want to change the color, it'll peel right off.
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Are you looking to put it on the outside of the tank? Cuz if you are, then use a latex based paint, that way if you ever want to change the color, it'll peel right off.
Sorry, no I'm looking for paint inside to do decoration. But thanks anyway
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Oh, cool, no problem. What are you looking to paint?
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Oh, cool, no problem. What are you looking to paint?
I was thinking to make nice bridge from the bamboo stick but I don't want to contaminate my water. I thought that I can buy some aquarium safe varnish.
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You would be better to leave the bamboo unfinished than putting a clear coat on it that would likely come off.
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You would be better to leave the bamboo unfinished than putting a clear coat on it that would likely come off.
Yes. I would like to, but do you think is it safe ?? Will water not go brown or something ??
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Putting paint inside the tank is a bad idea. It will eventuallt come off and probably clog filters and pumps as well as poison the tank. I painted the outside back of my tank with a rustoleum latex based paint. It holds up well, does not streak when any water gets on it, and adds depth to the overall look of my tank. I have some projest pics on my tank in one of my online albums. Take a look if you like....maybe it will give you some more ideas.
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Putting paint inside the tank is a bad idea. It will eventuallt come off and probably clog filters and pumps as well as poison the tank. I painted the outside back of my tank with a rustoleum latex based paint. It holds up well, does not streak when any water gets on it, and adds depth to the overall look of my tank. I have some projest pics on my tank in one of my online albums. Take a look if you like....maybe it will give you some more ideas.
Really nice tank. Well done !! Coming back to my little project, do you think I can get this bamboo stick into the water without coating them?
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