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Tank allowed paint

is there any type of paint that would work in a nano tank? it's not neccessary, but entertaining an idea.
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Krylon fusion.

Make sure it cures thoroughly and rinse it well before filling.





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You are painting the outside right? Like Laura said Krylon Fusion works great. Just painted a 20H and a 5.5 about 10 days ago. Dries in about 20 minutes so 3 coats took about a little over an hour and they were done.

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Krylon Fusion works in-tank too. I painted a divider for my 10 gallon with it and the bettas are showing no signs of sickness.
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Krylon Fusion has served me well both in and outside the tank.
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yea it would be inside. I am planning a nanoscape and it's a square glass with a circular candle holder in the middle. I was gonna bury most of the candle holder except a little at the top and paint it like a little brick wall circling a tree. would look freaking sweet I hope.
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I'll again say that it works in the tank. Let it dry well, then soak, change water, soak again has worked for me.

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hmm nice to know this works I wanted to paint the back side of my drop checker white so its easier to see in the tank. Think I might tape half of the little ball on top off this weekend and see how well it works.

Does it take 7 days to cure like it says on there site?

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  • No sanding or priming required
  • Bonds easily to most plastics, PVC, resin and more
  • Fully dry; fully dry after 7 days
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hmm nice to know this works I wanted to paint the back side of my drop checker white so its easier to see in the tank. Think I might tape half of the little ball on top off this weekend and see how well it works.

Does it take 7 days to cure like it says on there site?

The revolutionary no-prep, superbond Fusion for Plastic® now makes painting plastic possible.
  • No sanding or priming required
  • Bonds easily to most plastics, PVC, resin and more
  • Fully dry; fully dry after 7 days
Dry to Touch
  • 15 minutes
Dry to Handle
  • 1 hour
For use with Wood, Metal, Wicker, Wrought Iron, Plastic, Hard Vinyl, Glass, Plaster, Ceramic, Paper, Paper Mache.
I am interested in knowing the dry time too - 7 days? After that it's fine to put fish in there?

Where can I buy this stuff?
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Yep, it would be good to go after 7 days.

http://www.krylon.com/locator/

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