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#1 Westie

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

During my mandatory Bunnings trip with Mini Me today, I decided to get a paint, a roller, masking tape, and a roller tray. I thought it would be cool to paint the back of a 4 footer I have running in the garage. Previous tank I used an adhesive film and didnt like the end result. This was about the same cost, and I think the end result looks a lot better when looking in to the tank. Heres some photos:

Looking in to the tank with no background
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Mini Me inspecting the blank canvas
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Tools for the job. The small pot of mistinted paint was only $3! Supposed to be white but its more of a light pink
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And the child slavery.... oops I mean art project begins here. I taped up the edges with masking tape and let my daughter have fun with a paint roller
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And then a few minutes later, the tank is painted like so
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Doesnt look overly schmick from behind, but looks great when looking in to the tank from the front, which is what I want
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Undecided as to whether we will do some more coats. Im pretty sure that the paint will scratch off easy, so will try not to scratch the back of the tank with anything.
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#2 malawiman85

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:46 PM

Is it me or are images not displaying?



#3 Jules

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:46 PM

Its you.



#4 Westie

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:26 PM

Is it me or are images not displaying?


I had that problem when I first posted it. Got my PCS homies to check it and then it started working all of a sudden. Try again Paul and see how you go.

#5 malawiman85

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:29 AM

Cheers mate, all good now.
Tank looks good.

#6 Delapool

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:40 AM

Would you go with a light colour paint over dark? I’m finding the black backing shows the algae a bit.

#7 Westie

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:21 PM

I’m not fussed whether it’s a light or a dark colour, just as long as it’s a solid colour. I love the look of 3D backgrounds, but prefer having more space in the aquarium for the fish

#8 Delapool

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:47 PM

Does look good and great project for kids




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