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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Spray paint (aquarium safe?)

hi everybody! just wodering if anyone has use this to paint ther spray bay.
Is it it aquarium safe?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2014, 09:08 PM
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That looks like the "el cheapo" from Wal-mart? We often read a Krylon but I think that all are safe ---IF we let it fully cure before adding it. It is my thinking that the volatile parts are what kills fish. Once they are gone the rest is okay.
Either way, I have used that paint on Filter tubing. Seemed okay for my work. I let it set for maybe a week before I got back to the project.
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Ive ready in several DIY forums krylon fusion is aquarium safe. But none of those forums mentioned any other brand. So i would err on the side of caution and assume your brand is not aquarium safe
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I like Rustoleum for general projects. I painted the back of an 80gal.salt water tank with it and it lasted years. 1st clean the glass with acetone to remove any oils. Then paint. Let it cure for several days. If you can dent the paint with your fingernail it needs more time.
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any spray paint is ok... as long as you let it cure properly. first dry cure then submerged a week each.
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