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  1. BIG GUY

    BIG GUY

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    Have completed the imitation rock and need to paint it. What paint can I use that is available in south Africa
    The reason I want to paint it is to seal it properly
     
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  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    tricky question, why would you even want to paint it? it would be covered with corraline over time?

    perhaps post a pic of the rock ..
     
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    I agree with Leslie on this one.

    Do not paint the rock. Within 3 - 6 months the rock will be covered and not look so bleak.
     
  5. NJH

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    What did you use to make the rock? Are you worried about it leaching something? If made properly I would let it sit in RO water for a week or so changing the water every second day. If you seal it it will not be porous and will not have a place for the relevant bacteria to take hold.
     
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    Need to let soak for more than a week
     
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    Hmmm.... Yes , many professional artificial reef builders use "paints" to color their reefs.
     
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