Mirror-backed Tank, I Want To Paint It...

bobf

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Ummm, How?
+ Isnt paint bad for the fish?
if the mirror (silver paint stuff?) is on the outside will it scrape off?

Alternatively, could you not get a sheet of plastic in the appropriate colour and fit it inside (like you do with the Jewel backgrounds?)
 

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Tried this before, not really a good idea as you can see all the watermarks on the front glass quite clearly.
 

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I have painted two of tanks both with the same shade of blue on the back and sides and one of them with a white bottom. Both painted in gloss and both look stunning. Just make sure you get one coat gloss but give it 2 coats. When i painted mine with the first coat and put the painted side towards a window and looked from the inside out, i could see where the paint was a little thin, so i gave them a 2nd coat and it looks brill.

Hope that helps in someway.
 

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Tried this before, not really a good idea as you can see all the watermarks on the front glass quite clearly.

Tried what before...?

(you have three possible answers - or you can phone a friend)

painting the back?

scraping off the mirror finish?

using a background inside the tank?

and for a bonus point how about cleaning the water marks off, if you mean a dark background makes em show up? :good:
 
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