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Old 05-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
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It will work in saltwater but my experience is it dont seem to last in salt water
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:57 PM   #12
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Man i was planning on using it in brackish
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:53 PM   #13
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It will work in saltwater but my experience is it dont seem to last in salt water
Wouldn't that mean it's slowly dissolving and leeching chemicals into ur tank
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I can't speak to saltwater, but I can speak to drying time. I use Krylon Fusion a lot (75 gallon tank, and two outdoors ponds). If you are trying to hide or blend, use the flat. Satin is ok in a pinch. But the glossy will pick up highlights from your tank light, and I think it is distracting. If you want ultra-flat black, look for the camoflage series of Krylon Fusion. Good stuff.

The longer it drys, the better it stands up in areas of high water movement. The more time you can give it the better, regardless, but if you know the painted item will be near or in a current (filter outflow, for example), give it as much time as possible. I like a week.

And be aware that there is a small minority of plastics that it will stick to, but never dry on. For me, this has happened with power cords for powerheads. The powerheads dried as expected, but the cords NEVER did. No idea why. But this is really rare. I have used it alot recently on PVC, and have been really pleased.
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Wouldn't that mean it's slowly dissolving and leeching chemicals into ur tank
Yes I would see if you could find black or gray pvc before using paint
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:55 PM   #16
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Yes I would see if you could find black or gray pvc before using paint
I'm pretty sure PVC only comes in white or clear. Black would be ABS which is some thing completely different and I'm not sure if that's aquarium safe. The grey grey pipe has a name that escapes me ATM.
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I'm pretty sure PVC only comes in white or clear. Black would be ABS which is some thing completely different and I'm not sure if that's aquarium safe. The grey grey pipe has a name that escapes me ATM.
You can get black pvc, in nova scotia anyway and you cant get hardly anything here lol, not for aquariums anyway
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I didnt know you could get it in clear though buddy should just use that
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would roughing up the pvc with a fine grit sandpaper help?
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i would guess so. that couldnt hurt it.
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