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Can anyone tell me what kind of epoxy

What epoxy would I use as a finish for a krylon painted piece going into my aquarium? I just want to use it as a sealant I guess, and I have looked through other threads, but none state a type for this use, that I can find anyway. I would like to start working on my piece again soon, if anyone has time to direct me to the right stuff... TIA
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It might help to know what the piece is made of, and how convoluted it is.
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If the object is coverend in krylon, the krylon is safe for your tank. Any epoxy is going to look glossy and will always have that appearance. It won't be natural.

The epoxy that is suitable for this is rather expensive. You want a marine epoxy.
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Ahhh, thank you. I had thought that the krylon finish would not be enough, which was the reason I was looking at an epoxy finish. I picked up a new can today, didn't like the first one I applied and I think I had it too thick, and didn't give it enough time to cure.. I thank you for the responses and advice, it is much appreciated. Sometime I need reassurance that I am doing things the right way...
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