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Old 05-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Aquarium Safe Objects


Well, awhile back I remember a thread on here about making objects aquarium safe such as matchbox cars or other objects.

The point of me posting this is I'm trying to figure out what I can use to make objects aquarium safe. Such as a bottle with a label on it is there something that I could spray or put on over the bottle and label to make sure its aquarium safe and that the label won't fall off over time?
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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I've thought about this as well. It would be fun to sink an old handgun and wait for the wife to notice
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Krylon polyurethane clear coat. It works great on lots of surfaces and will not leach anything into the tank provided you let it dry completely. You need to apply a lot of thin coats to ensure a thick coat.

If the bottle is glass, you may have a hard time getting anything to stick dependably.
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It's my understanding that the paint although aquarium safe (The Krylon fusion is specifically mentioned) that it is still just a paint -and not a sealant. So anything under the paint could steal leach out through the paint?
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:43 PM   #5
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Use an epoxy. most hardware stores have some in the area where they keep varnish and what not.

I've used the type advertised for making bar counters/table tops before, it's pretty easy to use (1:1 ratio), minimal fumes, fairly easy to find, etc.

As to the bottle- it might make the label appear 'wet' - sometimes porous things look a little funny, but you may be able to use something else to seal the label, and then coat the bottle with the epoxy.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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Thanks I appreciate the responses. A lady at work was talking about this and I remember another thread I seen similar to this discussion but I was not able to find it so I figured I would create a new thread.
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