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post #11 of 18 Old 03-09-2010, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Yea LOL I'm kinda in the stix a few miles past that lol but I love it here (I just really hate not having the fish supplies I need on hand here, only online ordering).

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post #12 of 18 Old 03-09-2010, 07:36 PM
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Yea LOL I'm kinda in the stix a few miles past that lol but I love it here (I just really hate not having the fish supplies I need on hand here, only online ordering).
Personally, I hate buying things. I'd probably mix some powder paint with silicon, paint it with the mixture, then paint on another layer of silicon when dry.
(assuming you have silicon laying around, that is.)

You could probably use nearly any kind of paint as long as you covered it in silicon after.

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post #13 of 18 Old 03-09-2010, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm all I got is about 10 diff bottles silicon I used when buying/ remodeling this house here but no aquarium silicon would have to get that first.

Then I could just simply spray paint it brownish and cover it with a layer of silicone - And you're MacGyver enough to say that won't leak back bad stuff into my tank water?

I just REALLLLLYYYYY LOVVEEE the shape of this plastic DW piece the guy gave me.....but the coloration is truing my stomach inside out man.....

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I don't know about painting stuff then putting it in to the aquarium Nat.
First: Paint in the deep deep Amazonian rain forests does not exist. Many places are yet to see man lay a finger on any part of it. Paining something and putting it in the aquarium could be detrimental to the health of the fragile lives in it.

Second: Pertaining to plastic plants and ornaments. These plastic plants and ornaments are colored when the plastic is in its molten for. Once hardened they are non-toxic. Provided they are from a good source and not made in a 3rd world country.

This is all written in detail on the internet. Google will provide access to all the scientific data that you need.

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post #15 of 18 Old 03-09-2010, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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I'd have to say I disagree and need to be provided the link you're referring to please.

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post #16 of 18 Old 03-10-2010, 04:07 AM
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Well, there are silicone sealants out there that contain anti-mildew agents that are known to be bad for your fish. I imagine that this stuff is just regular silicone that has the anti-mildew stuff mixed in it. If that stuff has the potential to leech out into your water I would imagine that toxic paints mixed into silicone (even paint powders) could do the same thing. Sealing whatever toxic stuff in a solid layer of aquarium-safe silicone might work but I'd still be a little paranoid.

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post #17 of 18 Old 04-09-2010, 10:11 AM
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Well I think silicone would work as long as it was aquarium silicon.


I've read books where people painted their driftwood with laquer, let it dry, and dropped it in the tank with no ill affects... but I'd be paranoid about that.

Besides, I wouldn't use ANY paint, I'd probably use krylon fusion or someone other paint that people claim is safe, then apply the silicon to ease my mind.
I offered powder paint because it's non-toxic, has a ph of 7, and would be relatively stable/easy to dissolve in the silicone. (even if it turned your water brown, it'd be safe :p)

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post #18 of 18 Old 04-10-2010, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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I stepped away from the painting it idea lol I will put it in the spare tank with java moss on it now and once that is grown out nice I'll add tot he main tank (that way it somewhat keeps its shape but is green and pretty lol)

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