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post #1 of 5 Old 06-24-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Removing silver mirror paint from back of tank?

Got a new tank today, and its got a mirror on the back..I kinda hate it, and was wondering how i should remove it?

I want a black background...

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 12:22 AM
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Got a new tank today, and its got a mirror on the back..I kinda hate it, and was wondering how i should remove it?

I want a black background...
Inside or outside tank?
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 12:33 AM
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I'm assuming its painted on, if so use a razor blade to gently peel it off, might take awhile

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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That's what I was hoping I wouldn't have to do!
It's on the back...

What type of paint should I use? I've heard krylon? Since its the back, if I put a bag and tape off the top, could I fill it up the same day?

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Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
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*New cattle dog pups! *

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 02:46 AM
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Mirror background?! Weird.
Seems like it would stress the fish out.
I'm going to try a clear matte finish on my next tank. Basically, the background will just be blurry.


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