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most of my tanks , i have painted the backs black, with flat (matt) black paint.

i have also been painting the bottoms as well

i have found that when the fish dig big holes in the substrate or if you dont have any substrate, you dont get that glare and bright reflection off the bottom.

i will get some pics up shortly

anyone else tried this??

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no jim, i havnt tried it, but sure am thinking of doing it, was about to buy some paint to do it iether tomorrow or monday, some pics would be great when you get a chance

any chance of a brand of paint?? so i know what tyo look for

thnx

Nick

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i just use flat black enamel from supercheap or bunnings

be sure to mask the ends and front to stop overspray on the glass and seal up the top with tape and plastic so as not to contaminate the inside of the tank

wipe the glass down with metho before painting

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Yukky messy painting,

maskig, taping, spraying, cleaning. have used vinyl (as in sign writing self adhesive type vinyl) and window tint. but I am in that line of work. to blackout the back wall would take all of 10 minutes with no mess, no masking or cleanup after. can be done with fish in tank as long as you can get at the back of the tank. Easy for me to say, I know but if I can do it anyone can with practice.

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