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Old 04-21-2015, 11:39 PM   #1
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Anyone know a good paint for concrete in my aquarium? Meaning durability and safeness? Thanks in advance


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Old 04-22-2015, 01:49 AM   #2
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Have you considered using an aquarium sealant rather than paint on concrete? I have used Krylon Fusion (after curing) without an issue but this was on hard plastic, not on porous concrete. I am not sure how well any type of paint would cure or be durable on concrete. Concrete-specific paints may pose toxicity issues that may be harmful to aquatic life (such as type used on pools) but I would spend time researching these and contacting the manufacturers for specifics before considering their use. Hope this helps!


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Thank you so much helps a lot ! I will do so but maybe you can answer one more question, do you think I can put my paint down, then use a dealer on top causing both the paint to be durable and concealing all toxicity?


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I have not done this but have a few friends who make custom backgrounds. They swear by coloring sealent. Most paints and sealents have toxic substances in them. I would assume there is something out there, but will take some searching. Finding a 100% safe way to color the aquarium sealent is much easier. And much like foid coloring will be easy to mix custom colors yourself. They would kill me if i gave away how to achieve this, but hope this hint helps.

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Also remember water is the universal solvent. Paints and sealents will degrade, leech, breakdown over time in water. Happy tanking.

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The cement based Drylock will adhere well to concreted and be durable. It will cure out like the concrete.
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Use plastic background because its easy to change & you can feel good when you see some things new looks time of changing.

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Use plastic background bcz its easy to change & u can feel good when u see some things new looks time of changing.

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Again this is for an in water background, do you read anything dude?
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