|12-15-2012 09:49 PM|
>.<' Oh the horrors of mistakes.
|12-15-2012 12:47 PM|
|12-12-2012 05:02 PM|
|m00se||Yes, it's perfectly ok under water. Good luck and have fun!|
|12-12-2012 02:38 PM|
|FlyingSheep||Alright, I snagged a can of fusion, but I'm not sure if I mentioned, I do intend on having my spraybar underwater. Will the spray paint be ok after years and years of being under the water?|
|12-12-2012 01:18 AM|
|m00se||No problemmo - I know our Lowes *just* started selling it - I don't know about HD. Walmart has a wall of it though. Have fun!|
|12-12-2012 12:26 AM|
|FlyingSheep||You sir, deserve hugs. I was looking for Kyron, but I just couldn't find it at Lowes and the Home Depot. There is no way I'll risk my little guys and gals, back to the store with that. I guess I'll make a trip to Wal'mart after work. That way I'll have something to do all day.|
|12-12-2012 12:16 AM|
Krylon Fusion says it's non toxic when dry right on the can. I looked on the Rustoleum website for any mention of it's suitability for our use. No mention of it, however I did find this:
Q Can I use high heat paint on the inside of the grill?
A No — just on the outside of the grill. The product does not have flame resistance and is not USDA accepted for surfaces that may come in contact with food.
Q Can I use Rust-Oleum paints for a swimming pool?
A No. These products are not suitable for continuous water immersion.
For $5 a can at Walmart and a track record of success with the Fusion, I wouldn't risk it personally. My .02
|12-12-2012 12:06 AM|
|VisionQuest28||I dont know about the rustoleum, but krylon fusion is in a spray paint can. Assuming it is actually the same, and it seems it is...no zombie apocalypse to worry about.|
|12-11-2012 11:31 PM|
Alright, just an update. I've built my entire system and I think the thing looks really neat. My only problem right now is I don't have the Krylon Fusion paint. I've got this Ultra Cover (with 2x coverage!!!) paint that is from Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch. They told me it's the same thing as Krylon just a different brand. It claims that it bonds to plastic, and it's in the satin finish. Are they suppose to be in spray-paint bottles? And will this different brand subject my tank to a toxic apocalypse turning my fish into zombies?
I've got to say gents, you've been amazing help. Not only is this saving me over 50$, but I'm actually going to buy more parts so that I can do the intake just the way I want it. Once we get this paint ordeal solved, I'll be set. Though there is no rush, I plan on letting the PVC run a day or two just to make sure everything is in working order.
I should change my title to: "The Smart Man's Spraybar" as this is a much better option. At least in my opinion. DIY options I love so much.
|12-07-2012 04:29 PM|
dbossman prettymuch nailed it.
4 foot length of 1" CPVC pipe
2 end caps
1" threaded NPT female hose barb
1" threaded NPT male adapter for the barb
An old folder clip I had laying around to fasten it to the tank
1 black extra long twist tie to hook it to
1 can Krylon Fusion "satin" finish
1 can CPVC glue (used for PVC AND CPVC)
1 can PVC cleaner
1 roll teflon tape
1 hack saw or other method for cutting
1 3mm or SAE equivalent drill bit
1 ruler or tape measure
One afternoon to kill...that should sum it up I think.
|12-07-2012 03:38 PM|
|FlyingSheep||Hey Moose, that's an interesting set-up, any chance you could be a bit more specific on the part outline? or is it the same as dbossman said?|
|12-03-2012 06:45 PM|
It is simple to do yourself....mine just wouldn't work without the flow control valve from RENA. Regardless of the diamater or number of holes I tried in the bar the flow was way too strong. Obviously that has a lot to do with the size of the tank and filter. I just ended up buying the outflow kit that you referenced.
|12-03-2012 04:10 PM|
You're looking at less than $25 worth of parts (including Fusion, CPVC glue and cleaner, which is almost $15 of that $25 and re-usable over and over):
|12-03-2012 03:55 PM|
|ReluctantHippy||Make it yourself with pvc or acrylic tubing imo. I bought a 6' length of 1" clear acrylic tubing for $6; paired with a miter box and some acrylic weld you can make a pretty cool spray bar to your specs.|
|12-03-2012 03:50 PM|
PVC pipe works just fine for a spray bar, and as posted above is cheap enough to get some practice in before making the final piece. Also, the sizes and widely available fittings and adapters makes it a pretty good choice for aquarium plumbing.
I have used Krylon Fusion, and I go along with mOOse: Overnight was fine to dry the paint. Maybe it does fuse with the plastic if you wait longer, but I did not wait, and it is holding up just fine.
I did 3 thin coats with a short wait between coats (the instructions are on the can).
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