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Old 11-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #1 
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Aquarium safe paints

Hi,

I heard that some spraypaints like Krylon and Rustoleum are supposedly safe for aquariums. Are there any other paints that are safe, to do more detailed work with brushes? I'd love to paint a PVC tube for my fishie!
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #2 
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Alternatively, are there safe epoxies or other resins easily obtained that I could put over some non-aquarium-safe or unknown paint?
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:08 AM   #3 
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Acrylic/enamal paints are safe (Krylon, Rustoleum, etc.). Make sure they are fully dry (no smell at all.)

Love to see what your tubes look like when you're done.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:11 PM   #4 
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Actually I got a joint so itd be more playhousey :)

I'd really prefer not to spraypaint it and instead decorate it with something like acrylic paint. That probably isn't particularly aquarium-safe, so do you know of any resins or epoxies that may cover the unsafe paint?
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Just in case this is ever searched, another alternative is putting silicone on it and covering it in substrate (and letting it dry) so it blends in more.
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Acrylic paint it safe. Whether it will stick to PVC tubing is another question.
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