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post #1 of 6 Old 09-28-2010, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Is there such thing as aquarium safe paint?

I just bought a Rena Filstar xP3 canister filter today for my 55 gallon and I absolutely love it. =) The only peeve I have about it is the intake nozzle for it is this bright baby blue color and looks very out of place in my planted aquarium. I was wondering if there was such thing as an aquarium safe paint that I could use to paint it black to it would blend in more with my set up. Is there such a thing on the market, or am I just going to have to deal with it?

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-28-2010, 09:43 PM
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Did some research. Any paint 100% latex is safe...to be extra safe, coat it in epoxy.

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #3 of 6 Old 09-28-2010, 09:47 PM
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Krylon Fusion is supposedly a good paint to use.

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #4 of 6 Old 09-29-2010, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Oh sweet dude, thanks. Can I find that Krylon Fusion at any major hardware store? Does it come in black, and is it a spray?

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-29-2010, 03:28 PM
sold almost everywhere ive seen it at walmart, and home depot. Its a spray
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-29-2010, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Oh great, that's exactly what I want then! Thank you all!

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
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