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Old 09-08-2004, 03:57 PM   #11
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:08 PM   #12
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i used rustoleum and id reccommend 3 coats
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Old 09-09-2004, 08:12 AM   #13
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$1 a can walmart spraypaint. I don't know how many coats, but I shot it in an enclosed garage until I felt happy all over.
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:38 PM   #14
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Do you guys tape anything off or cover the tank itself I assume? Would be afraid about the minutest amt of paint getting inside the tank and then coming off later when the water is put in...or paint getting in the water if its already in the tank...
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:43 PM   #15
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Tape everything well - especially with spray paint. It can get everywhere very easily. I wouldn't paint with water in the tank, if I were you. If you paint without water in there, even if some paint gets in, once its dry it really shouldn't pose a big threat. But wet would be a different story I would think.
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Old 09-10-2004, 04:05 PM   #16
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I used Krylon Fusion. Its the only paint I found that does actually bond to glass. Its technically made for plastic, but it works well with glass as well. I used a blue, but it came out incredible. Way better then I even expected.
That's the same one I bought. What color blue did you get? I bought Navy and was hoping it would be darker than yours.
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:04 PM   #17
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Update on Krylon Fusion

I used Krylon Fusion Navy Blue on the back of a Eclipse 12 tank (acrylic) and it worked great. Looks similar to the backing 'cobalt blue' used in Seaclear aquariums. It adhered to the acrylic nicely and looks great.

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I picked up the Eclipse 12 from Petsmart. Someone had gutted the filtration unit from it, but I still got the acrylic tank, hood, lights for $30. Picked up a cheap Whisper internal filter and am going to use it for QT.
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Old 09-24-2004, 06:24 PM   #18
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I'm pretty sure mine was the Navy, but I don't have it in front of me. Sorry I didn't see your question till just now (only two weeks too late). It does look lighter in the picture than it really is.
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Not a problem. I bought the Navy anyways and it turned out nice and def. quite a bit darker than in your pic. Thanks
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I like to change my mind a lot when it comes to paint colors. I had a thin piece of plexi cut to fit the back of my tank and sprayed it with Krylon Fusion. If ( more likely when ) I chose to change it I won't be trying to scrape the back of my tank.
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