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Re: which paint

> I am doing a hood for my 90 gallon aquarium. I am curious what kind of 
>  i could use to seal the wood, that will not affect the water or cause harm 
> to 
>  the fish or plants. I was thinking of an oil based paint, but i dont know 
>  that is safe or not. Thanks.

I would steer clear of oil based paints.  They are not particularly 
waterproof in the first place, and emit a lot of volatile fumes that might 
not do the fish much good.  Instead, try staining with something like Deft, 
and finish coat with a polyurethane marine grade varnish.  It forms a rock 
hard surface that is 100% waterproof.  There are always expoxy paints as