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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Oceanic 75g what to do about built-in cobalt blue background?

I just received a 75 gallon Oceanic aquarium that was given to me by a family member. It's one of those reef-ready ones with the built-in internal overflow in the back left corner. Upon inspecting it, it was immediately evident that the ugly blue background was not simply painted on, but is in fact a sheet of colored acrylic that has been permanently siliconed into place, on the inside of the aquarium. But then, the glass tank brace was siliconed into place on top of that, so it's not like I can just remove the blue acrylic without deconstructing the tank first.

How can I paint or otherwise change the color of this background? Can I just paint the inside of the aquarium, then seal it all with a 2 part epoxy? Is there an easier way? Blue is the worst colored background ever.
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dont have an answer for u but its to bad u live so far from me i would offer to buy it. i love the blue back also have an old oceanic with the mirror back.

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I would prefer mirror back to the blue. I just don't like blue because it doesn't look natural. I've always thought this, even about reef tanks. I snorkel in the Keys all the time and I never see cobalt blue waters in the shallows where the majority of the reef life occurs.

But that's just my opinion. Anyway, definitely for a river type scene I plan on doing, cobalt blue will not work, so I must paint it.

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