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Old 05-22-2020, 09:29 AM   #1
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Painting your tank!

I am getting ready to set up a 10 gallon tank (for the betta). I am going to paint the backside of the tank instead of buying a traditional background. I know this can be done with regular paint BUT I was thinking about using glitter/sparkle paint! I was thinking either blue or black..... Has anybody done this? I googled it but did not see any pictures. In my head, this is going to look super cool BUT is it going to turn out super cool? I have no idea! Let me know your thoughts!
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You could try on some cardboard first? All the ones Iíve seen are well, background colours. Be interesting to see it done!
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Yeah, I think I'll just go for it! I'll post pictures when it's done. I'm really hoping the glitter/sparkles show through. I actually saw a "galaxy holographic glitter" paint and I was like ooooohhhhh ahhhhhhh- maybe I'll give that a shot.
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Pls donít paint the back of yours not sure paint the cardboard first
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:56 PM   #5
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I can definitely test it out on cardboard- but that could be misleading. It may look good on the cardboard and then not show the same on glass. Worst case scenario, I end up with a plain background! I have several 10 gallons, so if it's unbearable I can use another tank or do my best to scrap/remove the ugly paint.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:09 PM   #6
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Thatís right Hannah. Sometimes itís cheaper to buy a background Because a lot of times they sell paint in large cans and then you have leftover paint that they made you pay for that you didnít need.
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Send it! Use rustoleum semi gloss.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:51 PM   #8
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I did it! Turned out almost exactly how I wanted. Its so hard to get decent pic. These pics dont do it justice!



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Good news it worked out well!
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Looks great! The glitter mixed in is definitely a fun effect. I used to do the whole paper background thing until I discovered the spray paint background.
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