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Old 01-26-2014, 01:40 AM   #11
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I don't see why not as long as you are very very very careful not to get any paint in the water and if your filter is on the back you would need to relocate it for a while (I'm sure this is obvious but worth mentioning). The paint is not going to leach through the glass.

I was just a little worried about the paint fumes around the tank, I'm thinking I should just tape a tarp over the opening of the tank.
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I would tape something. That way its not a hassle to take off if needed

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Old 01-26-2014, 10:30 AM   #13
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I was just a little worried about the paint fumes around the tank, I'm thinking I should just tape a tarp over the opening of the tank.
Yeah good idea. Better to be safe than sorry......
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If your going to paint , I recommend using oil based paint . I found when using a water base paint , the coverage on glass comes out with streaks and may need several coats .
I use black paint for freshwater background , true blue color for saltwater .
Odor from paint never was an issue , you could use a small portable fan to speed up the drying time .
If you need to apply a second coat , make sure first coat is dry. Use the foam type brush / roller , that also works best . Regards
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:38 AM   #15
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I used a trash bag on mine. Just spread a little baby oil onto the black bag and it will stick to the glass. Can be taken off if you change your mind.
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Tommyk, great idea !
I had used Vaseline and a black background purchased from the store .
I squeegee the background on, worked well , however I like your idea better !
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