Painting Back of tank

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  1. monquer

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    Hey reefers, i would like to paint the back of my 2m display. Already contains livestock, just wondering what sort of paint to use, risk to fish from fumes and colour preferences. I was thinking of going with black, any suggestions and advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Monquer
     
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  3. ernst

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    I like to use vinal sheet. Its easy to apply and you have your background up in no time, if you have enough room to work at the back. its gonna be more expensive, but worth while and many colors to choose from.
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    rather stick a piece or ABS plastic behind the tank.
    Much faster than paint, no fumes and can easily be removed at a later stage.
     
  5. *Philip*

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    I bought my background from aquatic pet city in tableview. It starts dark blue at bottom and goes a little lighter to top. Looks cool
     
  6. nico.m.ferreira

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    Monquer if you don't mind while were on the subject of paint I would like to paint my pvc plumbing black to "cammo" it with the black background. I am sure it can be done. Jyst an issue with what paint to use.
     
  7. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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  8. nico.m.ferreira

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    So acrylic will be safe inside the tank?
     
  9. FransSny

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    Nope...coraline algea will cover over time

    Sorry i mean dont worry , your pies will turn a nice pink over time.....
     
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    ABS sheeting for background is a lot easier.

    And coraline algae will eventually cover back glass and pipework. After Algae. So you just have to wait a couple of months.
     
  11. Meneer

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    Agree with the ABS - It is R56 for a sheet at Maizey. Just cut into shape and you'll have enough left over for your sump as well.
     
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