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Old 04-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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I am a little more accident prone. I would end up with paint splashing in the tank and killing everything.....Thats just me!
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:53 PM   #12
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I am a little more accident prone. I would end up with paint splashing in the tank and killing everything.....Thats just me!
That's what glass lids and tape are for I also didn't rest any paint ontop of the tank. Just in case
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #13
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If I'm going to roll the paint on I'm not really worried about getting any in the tank. Aerosol's a different story.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:47 PM   #14
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I've done both I prefer spray it looks cleaner.
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What about acrylic
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #16
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I would say you paint it the same way as glass. Just you better be happy with the the color you choose , because to remove the paint from acrylic you would totally ruin the acrylic tank by
scratching it with a razor to remove the paint. Then you would have to resurface the tank again.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:50 PM   #17
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I just painted the back of my 55. I couldn't spray paint cause the tank is already setup and is indoors (obviously). I went to walmart and got Krylon Acrylic Latex "Gloss Black" and applied it with a foam roller. Came out perfect. The paint I used previously was rolled on as well, but it wasnt a deep black, more of a grey. Since it was latex based I was able to peel it off in one big sheet, so you are able to change it if you want. Make sure to clean the back, I used vinegar and it worked very well.
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