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So I want to spray paint the back (outside!) of my tank black or a nice shade of blue. I was wondering if any of you have done this and if you wouldn't mind sharing the process with me (what paints are safe/removable etc. I should also say that my tank is made of glass in case that matters.

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there are some really cool video's on youtube showing different styles, ive looked at a couple and acrylic paint seems quite easy to put on with a roller, also comes of really easily with a scraper, hope this helps :D

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Artsy_Goldfish painted the back of her tank a few months ago, her thread should make for a good point of reference.

http://www.kokosgold...-tank-painting/

Good luck painting your tank, I'm sure it will look wonderful when it's completed. :)

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I used flat black latex paint and rolled It. I did about 10 very thin coats. As in the first few the glass should still be visible through the coats. Give 20 minutes between coats.

Spray paint works good as well. But I needed to do mine in the house.

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I uses vinyl stickers & installed on the outside of the tank for e backdrop

And its easy to remove if u decide to change colors unlike painting.

Although I have many color option to choose from I still decided on black.

Im planing to do some digital printing using the photoshop color palete to create the right shades..

Im thinking of olive green color, I heard its a popular color in the UK..

Most of e LFS have blue backdrop...

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I uses vinyl stickers & installed on the outside of the tank for e backdrop

And its easy to remove if u decide to change colors unlike painting.

Although I have many color option to choose from I still decided on black.

Im planing to do some digital printing using the photoshop color palete to create the right shades..

Im thinking of olive green color, I heard its a popular color in the UK..

Most of e LFS have blue backdrop...

Where did you get the vinyl sticker?

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I was curious about that too, then I just looked for 'vinyl roll' on ebay and hit the motherlode.

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I used latex and a roller on my old 20 long it was easy :)

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Hey im "sticker applicator/installer" for all sorts of graphic printed/plain vinyl stickers..we basically paste on wall, glass, floor and even graphic vehicle!.

I thought I shld just give my pre-owned 5ft tank a makeover and installed all black vinyl stickers over the brown cabinet and everywhere else black are pasted!

I think I shld get the olive green backdrop asap lol

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What a difference! That's a great project, Dan.

I'm researching spray paint options for the bottom of my new 55.

This weekend is leak testing. Tomorrow I may go looking for paint.

Mj

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I like the idea of an olive green background, too.

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That is SUCH a cool update! :)

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onces i have done up the olive colored backdrop i will post it ...... :aint:

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I went ahead and used regular paint instead of spray. My tank is too big too take outside (and heavy) and I didn't want to use spray in the basement. I bought a can of black craft paint from AC Moore (very cheap/non toxic/water based) and used a foam roller. The first 3 coats were the hardest. Had to do about 10 coats. I used a blow-dryer between each coat to speed up the drying process. It came out really nice. The paint scratches off easily which is fine by me as I can easily cover it up with leftover paint. I might upload pictures later (I'm in the middle of switching fishes with my uncle lol). In all I spent about 11 bucks :krazy: :krazy: :krazy:

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I did it with a 1$ blue spray paint from dollar tree that I found in my moms closet! Works great!

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