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Old 03-10-2013, 01:54 AM   #31
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It should be.... But be patient if its not.... It will deff pay off.... And I promise, you will never go back to gravel!!!!! I've got a 30 gallon now that I need to switch over and it's driving me crazy seeing gravel in it!!!!
Lol yep I'm never going back to gravel ,I wanted to ask another about purigen, I have it in my overflow,is it ok there or do I only put it in my canister filter?

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #32
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Other then black house paint which I'm assuming thats all i needed but i would appreciate any info to help me
I wouldn't use the house paint. Go to a craft or DIY store and get some Acrylic matt black paint, maybe 3-4 100ml bottles. Someone told me here that the $1 store has them. Get a cheap, disposable 3-5" SPONGE roller. Clean the back of the tank with just water and paper towels. Give it 3 coats(more if needed). Wait about 30mins between each coat. This stuff dry pretty quick. After each coat, shine a light(torch) at the glass and you'll see if the paint has completely cover the glass. Sometimes you get tiny clear holes, just keep painting until it's completely covered. The reason i use Acrylic paint is because its, cheap, odourless and works great on glass. In between coats, cover the sponge roller with a plastic bag or food bag. Stops the roller from drying out and leaving clumps of dry paint on the glass. I use matt black because it leaves no 'shine' on the glass.
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Lol I understand that , not married but was engaged once ,but the tank is coming along,I'm thinking it should be crystal clear by tomorrow morning (finders crossed)

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As ff.rice said, don't panic if it's not crystal clear, sometimes it takes a few days....

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Lol yep I'm never going back to gravel ,I wanted to ask another about purigen, I have it in my overflow,is it ok there or do I only put it in my canister filter?

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They work best in a canister. They need the water passing through it, to obsorb the 'bad' stuff....
If you have a canister, then i would defo use it in there instead...

Hope this helps.... Also have a look at this video about polyfil

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #33
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I wouldn't use the house paint. Go to a craft or DIY store and get some Acrylic matt black paint, maybe 3-4 100ml bottles. Someone told me here that the $1 store has them. Get a cheap, disposable 3-5" SPONGE roller. Clean the back of the tank with just water and paper towels. Give it 3 coats(more if needed). Wait about 30mins between each coat. This stuff dry pretty quick. After each coat, shine a light(torch) at the glass and you'll see if the paint has completely cover the glass. Sometimes you get tiny clear holes, just keep painting until it's completely covered. The reason i use Acrylic paint is because its, cheap, odourless and works great on glass. In between coats, cover the sponge roller with a plastic bag or food bag. Stops the roller from drying out and leaving clumps of dry paint on the glass. I use matt black because it leaves no 'shine' on the glass.
Wow that really helps thank u for the breakdown
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Wow that really helps thank u for the breakdown
No problem, good luck with it and keep the pictures coming!!!
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No problem, good luck with it and keep the pictures coming!!!
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The finish project, love sand in my tank .....thank u for all your help
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Very nice!!
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Looks great!!
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