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post #21 of 319 Old 01-31-2009, 10:22 AM
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Just curious. How do you check for tempered glass??
Hopefully you'll get alot done this weekend.
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post #22 of 319 Old 01-31-2009, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Just curious. How do you check for tempered glass??
i have heard using a polarized lens/glasses lets you know its tempered, something like that.

honestly if it drills clean it stays, if it shatters or cracks its a perfect excuse for a 75 reef ready. ive been looking for an excuse for a new tank but the problem is i have so many here its almost sick. i even just sold a 55 and stand like 10 minutes ago.
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post #23 of 319 Old 02-01-2009, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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without delay, here it is:


just kidding thats only a QT




im not a fan of blue backgrounds but i figure this time around (esp since its only a QT) ill try it out. i dont really like it but my fish dont seem to complain. im not going to tell you what fish is in there atleast not yet. now what do you think ?
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post #24 of 319 Old 02-01-2009, 01:16 PM
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What do I think? I think there's snow on the ground.... yuck

It looks great! What type of paint do you use and do you just spray it on? Do you use a different type of paint if you are painting glass vs acrylic??

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i paint all my tanks black myself, but the blue looks good too.
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post #26 of 319 Old 02-01-2009, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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kym,

i just make sure the tanks clean and dry, tape anything you dont want paint on and hit it with some krylon. many light coats are always better then a couple heavy coats. ive heard you can also use a paint roller but ive always used spray paint as i have so much of it and its cheap. i dont know the deal on acrylic as i always use glass tanks. i know if you get sick of it on glass you can scrape it off with a razor blade, i would imagine on acrylic this would scratch it.


again, im a fan of black backgrounds myself. i figured since its usually black i would give my QT some flavor. when the fish comes out i might scrape it off and paint it black and even do the sides since it is a qt.

no one wants to even guess what the next fish is going to be? i guess i just have everyone stumped.
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post #27 of 319 Old 02-02-2009, 12:50 AM
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I want to paint black backgrounds on my little 6gl acrylic tanks. I'm tired of the black cardboard falling off and when the occasional water dribbles down it dries and you can see it from the front of the tank. I wont have to worry about ever having to remove it as black is my favorite background color anyway.

My fish guess is going to be a jawfish. Am I close??
(Don't make me go back and find your "my favorite saltwater fish" post...)

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post #28 of 319 Old 02-02-2009, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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yea, with saltwater saltcreep gets behind the background and looks ugly so painting is the best bet in that situation. i actually dont have my tank now painted because i knew i was upgrading and selling that tank.

not a jawfish although those are interesting and ive thought of getting one before. i dont think i ever talked about this one. need a hint? lol
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post #29 of 319 Old 02-02-2009, 11:47 AM
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freshwater:
large schools of neon tetras in a planted tank with cherry red shrimp

saltwater:
clowns, goby paired with pistol shrimp, jawfish
I just knew you were going to make me go back and look for this post. I'm still looking for the other post where you name a specific fish that I'd never heard of and I had to google it. It was beautiful. Do I have to go weed through past posts or will you tell me yes or no on that one? If it's no, please give me a hint on your next addition

Also, do you think it's okay to use the krylon on acrylic? I want to paint my tanks next weekend. Once it's dry to the touch it's okay to set it back up, correct?

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post #30 of 319 Old 02-02-2009, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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i dont know which specific fish your talking about honestly so i cant say.

how would you like you hint? easy give away or some what challenging? lol

i think it would be alright painting acrylic with krylon however like i said ive never painted an acrylic tank. i would imagine once its painted, its painted and there is NO scraping it clean without scratching the tank badly ( which i guess you could do if you dont mind sanding and buffing the tank )
remember many light coats are better then a few heavy ones.
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