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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Room Getting Painted...what to do?

The room where my tank is, is getting a new paint job. I was thinking of turning off the filters and putting a sheet over the tank. Is this sufficient? You know how bad the fumes can get. Any other precautions I should take?

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Is it just latex paint?

I'd throw a sheet over the tank and open a window for extra ventilation. I've never had problem with latex paint fumes affecting a fishtank.

Will you have to move the tank away from the wall to paint? If you're moving it anyways, is it small enough to just scoot into another room?

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we had our room painted in December and did as Jen suggests.

I am open top, so I took off the light fixture, put the glass canopy on and threw a sheet over the tank - just to be safe really, didn't want a painter resting his paint can on my 'not flat' light

Open a couple of windows and you'll be fine. I saw no ill effects to fish or plants after the entire room was painted.
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