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Painting the back of the tank

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Has anyone done this? I just bought a new 29 gallon tank to move my Mantis into and instead of using the store bought background, I want to paint the back of the tank. Any suggestions or tips on how to do it or what to use is appreciated.
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I have painted the backs of two tanks.
I used rustolium spray paint and never had a problem.
I tried using a roller, but the glass was too smooth of a surface,
and the paint smeared very easily.
I used a gloss black for one tank and a deep blue for the other.
Both turned out great, and there is no problems with water getting between the background and the glass that I am sure everyone has had from time to time.

One more thing tape of the edges, or you will get some paint on the side walls. You can use a razor to take off any paint that goes on to the side walls.

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