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PVC Pipe spray bar, does the ink used to print specs on the pipe hurt fish?

I am trying to make a spray bar for a 700 GPH Odyssea filter and I got some white standard PVC pipe from home depot.

I am wondering if the printed on specs on the pipe will hurt the fish or if that need to be removed first?

I know that for salt water aquariums people use PVC for a lot of the plumbing however they are using the inside of the PVC pipe and I'm not sure if they have the full pipe inside the aquarium.

Please let me know.

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I doubt it,but,you could always sand it off if you're not sure.would probably sand right off with some 100 grit.

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I am trying to make a spray bar for a 700 GPH Odyssea filter and I got some white standard PVC pipe from home depot.

I am wondering if the printed on specs on the pipe will hurt the fish or if that need to be removed first?

I know that for salt water aquariums people use PVC for a lot of the plumbing however they are using the inside of the PVC pipe and I'm not sure if they have the full pipe inside the aquarium.

Please let me know.

Thanks.
Nope, in fact most people paint the pvc.

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Nope, in fact most people paint the pvc.
What type of paint do they use? What color do the paint it usually?

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Black and Krylon Fusion which is for plastics.

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