Painting back of tank

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  1. *Philip*

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    I guys. I'm going to paint my the back of my tank black, but would like to know which paint is safe to use while live stock are in tank. I dont want the fumes to poison the water. Any suggestions?
    Thanx
    philip
     
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    I used a gloss black vinyl.
    Spray soapy water on the film so you can get it smooth and all the air bubbles out.
     
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    Sounds like a great plan. Then its easy to remove if I wanna change it later. Any kind, or the thinnest I can find?
     
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    Dont think it matters.
     
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    Rather use ABS plastic sheet. From Maizey
     
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    Would you mind tell me? how to glue from the back, you will see the silicon in the front?
     
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    Use the 1.5mm thickness sheet. It is stiff enough to stand up behind the tank and with only the 2 top corners secured with tape, small drop of silicone or held in place via powerhead magnets.

    Can easily cut holes in it for outlet pipes etc.
     
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    I picked up a piece of perspex from Maizey Edenvale yesterday. Was R320 excl for a 1200 x 600 sheet of blue.
     
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