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Old 07-23-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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Hi there ive just painted a room with water based paint. My question involves the fact that now the room is painted i plan to set up my brand new tank tomorrow, is it same to start cycling my tank yet or will the fumes stuff everything up.

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Good question. I'm about to be painting around one of my tanks as well.
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Hi there ive just painted a room with water based paint. My question involves the fact that now the room is painted i plan to set up my brand new tank tomorrow, is it same to start cycling my tank yet or will the fumes stuff everything up.

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I would say if the room is fairly ventilated it should be fine and that it should be dry by the time you move anything into the room just ventilate the room for a few hours ie. Open windows and doors is it a latex paint if so should be good to go in a few hours
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So to hijack a tad, I should maybe cover my tank / turn off filtration till it dries?
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Was the room sprayed or rolled either way I would put a large towel over the tank covering filter and all so no drips get in
to be safe have the room open to air flow and you should be fine
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What about filtration?
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What about filtration?
Keep it running as well just make sure its covered good
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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Thanks! Sorry Bcut...
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No problem, should i start my cycling?
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No problem, should i start my cycling?
You should be good to go
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #11
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Agreed you should be good to go. When we painted our upper level j just covered the tank with a blanket and everything went well.
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