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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2008, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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spray bar?

i need one for my fx 5 and the one that i made from white pvc don t look so good . does someone know where to buy black ?
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Why don't you paint yours black? Use black Krylon spray paint and let it cure fully before putting back in your tank.
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I just left mine white/beige.. It's not too bad, but not great.

It'll be covered in algae and crude. It'll blend in in the future.


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I was reading a post some where and they mentioned covering there inlet and outlets with moss. I wonder where that thread is?
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I was reading a post some where and they mentioned covering there inlet and outlets with moss. I wonder where that thread is?
I thought about that but wouldn't the moss clog things up?


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I dont think it would, just trim around a bit and I think its totally possible.
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Either use Krylon Fusion spray paint, which is designed to bond to plastics, or use vinyl dye. Vinyl dye can be found at auto parts stores, and I guess it's intended for re-coloring trim pieces on your car or whatever. Anyway, it's a mixture of a dye and a solvent, so when you spray it on it soaks in, and once the solvent evaporates, the dye is left behind. Unlike paint it can't chip off, 'cause it's not a coating, it has actually penetrated the plastic.

Just a caution, the solvents used in vinyl dye are very toxic. Make sure whatever you paint with it has thoroughly cured before you put it in your tank. Spray outdoors and let it dry overnight, then bring it inside where it's warmer and keep it somewhere that's well ventilated for maybe a week or so. Vinyl dye is nontoxic once cured though. Reefers have reef crust growing on PVC they've dyed, and reefs are generally considered super-sensitive.
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I used white pvc for my fx5, but stuck it at the bottom of the tank, holes up, and drilled every fifth hole facing forward. Hidden well behind the plants, good flow throughout the tank.

[I thought about that but wouldn't the moss clog things up? ]
It wouldn't clog the outlet holes unless it was on the inside, .


Um, missed the intake part. Yeah with the trimming though.

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