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Old 06-21-2006, 06:53 PM   #1
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spray piant toxicity

the outer casing (black shrink tubing like material) on my heater recently flaked off and i was wondering if spray paint (rustoleum black primer) could be used on it so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb? are there any toxicity concerns once its cured? will it flake off due to heating?

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Old 06-21-2006, 06:59 PM   #2
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Spray paint is extremely toxic and will seep chemicals into the tank. You could get some heat shrink though. Or just replace the heater.

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heaters shed that black enamel all the time.
heating, cooling, light exposure, and the water...all slowly degrade the black stuff and make it flake off.

i just wouldn't even mess with it. let it flake off.

if you have a canister filter, look into the Hydor inline heaters, and then you can completely remove the clutter of an in-aquarium heater...its really nice.
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