Can painting the room your tank is in affect the fish??

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  1. student

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    Hi guys.
    So I'm about to repaint my living room, where my tank is. And then the thought popped into my head that the fumes might absorb into the water and poison the fish or something??
    Any insight on this??

    Thanks!!
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    if its water based its safe if its enamel (tuprs /thinners) based it will be a problem..
     
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    apologies for my rudeness..

    Welcome i have just seen that this is your second post... :)
     
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    no worries,thanks.
    cool, so its that simple eh- just use a water based paint.
    thanks.
     
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    Welcome to MASA, I would still open all windows and have a few Fans blowing!
     
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    definatley keep the room well ventilated.. but it will be fine.. i wuld just recomend putting off equipment that draw air into the water such as skimmers and airpimps untill the paint has dried a little..

    but i see no real problem..
     
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    so good to hear!
    thanks guys
     
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    i agree and welcome
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA
     
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