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Hi everyone. I'm going to need an aquarium safe paint which does not melt styrofoam. Also doesn't crack in water and is secure etc. Or another way to paint the styrofoam. Thanks!
 

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This paint is advertised as fish safe, but I would be very cautious about painting anything in an aquarium. I also don't know if that paint would melt styrofoam or not.

If it's very important for you to paint it, rather than get non-styrofoam decorations, I would try painting it with something advertised as fish safe, then leaving it for several days to fully cure.

If it smells weird, appears to be out-gassing, or melts the styrofoam, then you're far better off decorating with fish-safe plastic, driftwood, rocks, and plants.
 

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There's a product here in Australia called Crommelin which is a non-toxic clear sealant used for water proofing concrete ponds.

In the past I've used acrylic paint to paint the styrofoam then applied several layers of Crommelin.
 
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