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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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what kind of paint can I use to paint the inside..

I just got a new tank with a fake background,what kind of paint can i use? I want it to look more relistic

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-11-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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I second that. Post pics when your done. That's a nice bg, is it made out of plastic or foam?

How big is that tank btw?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-13-2008, 01:06 AM
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the krylon fusion is safe for fish/inverts. i was scared but found alot of peope using it in reefs and fresh. i just wonder how long it holds up underwater

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acrylic craft paint should be ok also, someone correct me if i'm wrong though. I have a 55 gallon paludarium. It has a "creek" with running water going into a little pond that has a betta in it.... he's been in there for over a month now and seems healthy as ever... The creek area is made of great stuff foam and was first covered in mortar, and then painted with acrylic. There is also some foam painted with acrylic in the pond itself, and it seems to be holding up to the water very well also.

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acrylic craft paint should be ok also, someone correct me if i'm wrong though. I have a 55 gallon paludarium. It has a "creek" with running water going into a little pond that has a betta in it.... he's been in there for over a month now and seems healthy as ever... The creek area is made of great stuff foam and was first covered in mortar, and then painted with acrylic. There is also some foam painted with acrylic in the pond itself, and it seems to be holding up to the water very well also.
Any pics? I want to build something similar for a soft shell turtle I just found.
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I do have a few pics... i'm at work now so can't load them, but i'll try to remember and post them tonight....

1 10 gal low tech planted tank. 1- 10 gal lowtech w/ diy co2. 55 gal lowtech planted tank. 20 gallon reef tank. 55 gallon paludarium for dart frogs. large exo-terra vivarium for madagascar giant day gecko. working on getting 65 gal brackish tank soon
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