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BlueLightningTN 03-25-2008 05:11 PM

Painting Fake Root/Trunk System
Hi again,

I nabbed an old, fake root/trunk system that had previously been used with iguanas and I've cleaned it so that it is ready to go into my 120 gallon tank which I am currently aquascaping for future fish. However, the item looks fake because of its coloring (it is a yellowish color) and I would like to paint it a dark brown so that it will fit my theming better. What type of paint do I need to use?


marinebiologist21 03-25-2008 06:29 PM

Little paint can undergo the harshness of the underwater.
It could cause catastrophe.
Be careful

Cody 03-25-2008 07:34 PM

Well, there is a spraypaint that I know can be used underwater, and a lot of people who make DIY built-in sumps on reef tanks use it in the tank; Krylon Fusion (the one that adheres to plastic). That may work for your tank, but I would most be worried about a fish/invert taking a little nibble at it and flaking it.

The-Wolf 03-26-2008 02:04 PM

the only safe paint for the internal use of an aquarium is
a Two-part epoxy paint for potable water tanks (NSF 61/USDA/ANSI/AWWA and FDA certified and approved) (or your countries equivalent)
any specialist paint stockist will know this paint

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