close canopy - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Lone star state
Posts: 414
close canopy

Hi guys! i have a question about canopies, if you have an open tank with a canopy, do you paint the inside of the inside part of the canopy?
kenshinH is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Are these real?
 
Wasserpest's Avatar
 
PTrader: (194/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 15,614
You will get condensation, so if your canopy is made of wood, you want to paint it to protect it from rotting. Adding a plexiglass sheet to the bottom of the canopy, or covering the tank may be better options. Also considering that the canopy usually houses electric and electronic stuff to light up your tank, which may be affected by condensation as well.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wasserpest is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Whiskey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vista, CA
Posts: 597
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenshinH View Post
Hi guys! i have a question about canopies, if you have an open tank with a canopy, do you paint the inside of the inside part of the canopy?
I always paint it white for light reflection.
Keep in mind that it could get damp in there depending on how warm your tank is, how warm the house is, and how much air flow there is. Be sure to pick the right paint,.. something that is waterproof, but I stay away from mold reducers because if that got back in the tank it could be an issue.

Whiskey

Current work in progress:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Whiskey is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 11:36 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PlantedRich's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 11,904
I like plain gloss white Rustoleum brand. It makes it far easier to wipe the inside down at times. I leave the back open for air and then use "eggcrate" to help stop jumpers.
PlantedRich is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Method's Avatar
 
PTrader: (22/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 605
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whiskey View Post
I always paint it white for light reflection.
Keep in mind that it could get damp in there depending on how warm your tank is, how warm the house is, and how much air flow there is. Be sure to pick the right paint,.. something that is waterproof, but I stay away from mold reducers because if that got back in the tank it could be an issue.

Whiskey
I agree. I use gloss white latex paint.

"In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." Baba Dioum


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


The Fraternity of Dirt #41
SunSun Pimp #66
Method is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 410
I have a closed canopy and plan to paint it white and add some computer fans for air flow and keep the back open a little so things dont get damp.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
***
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
boxboy is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Lone star state
Posts: 414
Just noticed this morning, the canopy doors has stain in them is it okay to coat it with gloss white latex paint? since my canopy is lowered i use 2 walmart fans :-)






I have this in my garage, can i use it to paint the inside of my canopy?

Last edited by Darkblade48; 06-06-2014 at 01:30 AM. Reason: Back to back posts
kenshinH is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome