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Old 01-10-2008, 09:31 AM   #11
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I could see on my tank run marks on the back however I could not see it from the vewing pains .... I have too used both black and blue and favor the blue as it seems to give it more depth .... If you want to use black and are not totally sure try some window tint that is applied with water and squeege make sure it is "static cling" type and not glue or you will never get it off ... I have done that as well ... and when I decided to go with blue I just peeled it off .You def will need more than one coat if you use the craft paint you will need 2 perhaps 3 coats
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:19 PM   #12
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I've used blue, black and black marble. I use a flat black to reduce glare when I attempt photos.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:06 AM   #13
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I just painted my tank black recently. Like you I wish I had thought of it when it was empty, but hindsight is 20/20.
I rolled the black paint on with a small roller made for extra smooth surfaces. It took several coats to get good coverage, but it was something I did over several hours.
Paint a coat, watch some football, paint a coat, wish I could stock fish, paint a coat, etc.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:51 AM   #14
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I don't know why I didn't think of it beforehand. I used a small roller as well and it turned out great. I put on 3 coats meanwhile making sure my clowns were ok.
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Sounds like it turned out great. Now where are the pics?
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:33 PM   #16
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I will upload them tonight when I get home. I have taken several pictures but haven' transferred them yet. LOL.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:20 AM   #17
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Here's an overall tank shot. I'll post some more tomorrow.
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #18
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Is it possible or has anyone ever painted the bottom 6 inches or so of the front and side panels so that you don't see the green algae and what-not from the sand bed. I always get the comments about how everything looks so nice and serene except for that green stuff in your sand....

I know some will say it adds to the natural beauty, some like to see the tunnels
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:42 PM   #19
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I have never seen it done you could get black duct tape and tape it off this way it is not permanate and you are not commited to it . Or get wood strips from your local craft store paint it black and use double stick tape to hold it into place this way you are not commited to any thing if you decide you dont like it
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I just put up a 180gal and used black appliance epoxy spray. After 3 coats of that, I put a black background behind that and sealed with some good packing tape. The background might work just as well for you since the tanks is up already and doesn't require much room to do it in.
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