I'm thinking about painting the back of my tank.I think that I would like the painted background better than the scenery one.Does anyone have any suggestions on this subject? On what paint to use....spray paint or paint in a can..... How to apply the paint....with a roller or brush ..... And if anyone has pictures of there tanks with the back painted more or less the finished product.I appreciate any advice on this.Thank You.
I've always just used Krylon spray paint, but only on empty tanks. One can does the back of a 55 gallon tank just fine, and it holds up fine, even with saltwater tanks. If the tank is not empty, you will definitely need to brush or roll it on.
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MrIan1077 wrote:Thank you.I'm getting bored with the scenery that I taped on the back of my tank.Does the painted background give your tank more depth?
I don't think it actually adds depth to the tank but it sure does look better and hides all the equipment hanging on the back. Not as easy to change as a taped on background if you get tired of it. On most of my tanks I used Navy Blue but one was done with Black and I prefer the black. Brushed on latex can be done without moving the tank. Spray paint needs to be done outside. I did a 125 that was all set up used a small diameter roller with a long handle it was pretty easy to do.