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Re: Fiberglass tank
In a message dated 8/9/98 2:52:05 AM EST, Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com
> Kudzu mentioned about building a tank using plywood, glass and
> fiberglass. Just a guess, but I'd be worried about the exposed epoxy
> plastic used to make fiberglass composites. Perhaps the best thing would
> be to coat it with an enamel or marine paint. Does anybody know the best
> kind of paint to use in such a situation?
The Aquarium of Niagara Falls sponsered the first show of the Niagara Frontier
Killifish Association in '82, and I got a tour of the facilities. Their tanks
are everyday fiberglass on three sides and the bottom, with glass fronts. No
There was instructions for the construction of a fiberglass tank on the
website of the <A HREF="http://garf.org">Geothermal Aquaculture Reseach
Foundation</A>. They recommended three coats of epoxy paint, with sanding in
between. My communications with them led to the understanding it wasn't real
important what type of epoxy. I would use marine grade epoxy spar varnish.