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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #487
On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Ron Barter <mistnfrost at superaje_com> wrote:
> Subject: Re: two questions
> Hi Ron:
> I too am looking for a way of coloring the CPVC pipes in my tank in
> order to "tone them down", and was pleased to see your response to Roger's
> question. Could you tell us what actual brand you used? I'm not a chemist by
> any stretch of the imagination, but would guess that different formulations
> of epoxy paint could differ in their toxicity. And what about the epoxy
> paints used in marine (boating) applications? I know they are available in a
> wide range of colors.
The paint I am using at present is:
number 193 Gloss Black
It may only be available in white and black. I am probably wrong about that
as the HW store where I got it only had two colors. Assemblies outside of the
tank should be sprayed _after_ gluing. Assemblies inside the tank are press
fitted so that configurations can be re-arrainged, however any assemblies
above the waterline have to be glued or the filter will draw air.
Probably any epoxy can be used as long as it is well cured. I used the spray
for ease of application. I don't if all the colors would be available in a
Epoxy coatings have been used to seal the interior of plywood tanks, however
it is usually 2 part epoxy rosin(sp??)/resin. After it cures it is usually
impervious to water.