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post #11 of 17 Old 06-09-2012, 05:03 PM
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I went to the store earlier and saw that product and was wondering the same thing...... I think I might call and find out if no one knows for sure?
Someone already has...either on this forum or another (cant remember), krylon sent an email back stating that they are not liable if anything happens, and that they have not tested for under water/aquarium use...but still plenty of people use it.

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Someone already has...either on this forum or another (cant remember), krylon sent an email back stating that they are not liable if anything happens, and that they have not tested for under water/aquarium use...but still plenty of people use it.
On the Clear Acrylic or just on their products period? If plenty of ppl use the acrylic to seal things (and not to sound mean here) why are you asking what to use and not using that? I haven't seen anyone who has stated using this product but have on the polyurethane so might see if I can find that.

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post #13 of 17 Old 06-10-2012, 01:39 AM
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Simple, never thought about painting anything in an aquarium before, so when I came across the idea, I just want to make sure I do not harm my fish ortw other live stock I have in there. You hve never seen people mention Krylon Fusion on here?
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post #14 of 17 Old 06-10-2012, 08:40 AM
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I have had a DIY overflow in my 75g tank for 4 years with no fish deaths or anything leeching into the tank. It is sprayed with Krylon Fusion that I let sit for a month before adding it to the tank, wanted to make sure everything had gassed off and it was safe.

I have a friend who is a Marine Biologist and she ran a barrage of tests on my tank water, way way beyond what we have access to test for. There was a 0.01 % occurrence of Titanium Dioxide and Xylene (both products used in the manufacture of Krylon Fusion) detected in the tank. It was actually less than the 0.04% which was found coming off a store bought fake driftwood painted in skin tone Brown...just for thoughts. The test was conducted before the DIY overflow ever touched tank water.

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Simple, never thought about painting anything in an aquarium before, so when I came across the idea, I just want to make sure I do not harm my fish ortw other live stock I have in there. You hve never seen people mention Krylon Fusion on here?
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Yes I have heard of ppl using the Krylon Fusion paints before but am looking at the clear products such as the acrylic or the polyurethane. I understand your concern about not harming the fish which why I am asking about the these products

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I have had a DIY overflow in my 75g tank for 4 years with no fish deaths or anything leeching into the tank. It is sprayed with Krylon Fusion that I let sit for a month before adding it to the tank, wanted to make sure everything had gassed off and it was safe.

I have a friend who is a Marine Biologist and she ran a barrage of tests on my tank water, way way beyond what we have access to test for. There was a 0.01 % occurrence of Titanium Dioxide and Xylene (both products used in the manufacture of Krylon Fusion) detected in the tank. It was actually less than the 0.04% which was found coming off a store bought fake driftwood painted in skin tone Brown...just for thoughts. The test was conducted before the DIY overflow ever touched tank water.
Thanks Tazman for this info that makes me feel better about using the Fusion line if I go to paint something..

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post #17 of 17 Old 06-10-2012, 05:48 PM
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I went ahead and painted some of the pieces today with krylon fusion satin and brown, they look good, and not too shiney. Didnt paint a heavy coat or even multiple coats, just one light coat. Will give it some time to gas out and cure.
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