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Re: Marginal plantings

In a message dated 12/14/1998 3:00:41 AM Central Standard Time, Aquatic-
Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< From: "Bruce Hansen" <bhansen at ozemail_com.au>
 Subject: Fw: marginal plantings
 >In my show tanks I use styrofoam backdrops carved with an electric
 >iron and then glued to the glass with silicone aquarium cement. I include
 >planting pockets at various depths in the design and the plants can grow
 >into the tank as well as upwards. It is also a good substrate for
 >Vesicularia, Java fern, Bolbitis etc >>

The idea sounds great with one exception.  Most of the styrofoam I see is
white or light blue.  Is there a way to paint it like natural rocks that is
for aquarium use?