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Old August 15th 03, 03:20 AM
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Just finished the stand for my new 66gal reef. I framed it out of 2x4
and covered it with 1/2" oak plywood. It looks great and is very
solid. I put 5 coats of verathane on the inside and 3 on the outside.
I am building the canopy now, and was looking for suggestions on what
to put on the wood to seal it... I will be running 4 48" VHOs over
this, re-using the Icecap 660 I already have.
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Old August 15th 03, 03:48 AM
Patty, David & Alex Town
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Hi Xerces:

I'm assuming you're talking about is sealing the inside surfaces of the
hood. When I finished my hood, I used paint used for painting fiberglass.
I picked it up at a boating store. Choose a nice bright white for maximum
reflectivity, so that more light will reach your critters.

HTH

D.T.

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Just finished the stand for my new 66gal reef. I framed it out of 2x4
and covered it with 1/2" oak plywood. It looks great and is very
solid. I put 5 coats of verathane on the inside and 3 on the outside.
I am building the canopy now, and was looking for suggestions on what
to put on the wood to seal it... I will be running 4 48" VHOs over
this, re-using the Icecap 660 I already have.


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Old August 16th 03, 04:11 AM
Patty, David & Alex Town
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This is for the HOOD. This part does NOT go into the water. You are not
painting the inside of your TANK. Also, this is FIBERGLASS paint bought at a
boat store, not HULL paint that contains COPPER. I couldn't afford THAT stuff
if I wanted to paint my hood with it anyway. I put in the boat store part so
that you might have a clue as to where you could buy it. You can buy it
ANYWHERE you want to. I'm sorry I wasn't more specific. Geez.

D.T.



david wrote:

"Patty, David & Alex Town" wrote in message
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Hi Xerces:

I'm assuming you're talking about is sealing the inside surfaces of the
hood. When I finished my hood, I used paint used for painting fiberglass.
I picked it up at a boating store. Choose a nice bright white for maximum
reflectivity, so that more light will reach your critters.


I thought that paint for boats had poison in it to stop stuff growing on it
anti fowling paint ??
not sure though


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Old August 18th 03, 07:59 PM
david
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i was not trying to pick a fight. but i could and would
i was more concerned about your tank so sorry!!!!!


"Patty, David & Alex Town" wrote in message
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This is for the HOOD. This part does NOT go into the water. You are not
painting the inside of your TANK. Also, this is FIBERGLASS paint bought at

a
boat store, not HULL paint that contains COPPER. I couldn't afford THAT

stuff
if I wanted to paint my hood with it anyway. I put in the boat store part

so
that you might have a clue as to where you could buy it. You can buy it
ANYWHERE you want to. I'm sorry I wasn't more specific. Geez.

D.T.



david wrote:

"Patty, David & Alex Town" wrote in

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...
Hi Xerces:

I'm assuming you're talking about is sealing the inside surfaces of

the
hood. When I finished my hood, I used paint used for painting

fiberglass.
I picked it up at a boating store. Choose a nice bright white for

maximum
reflectivity, so that more light will reach your critters.


I thought that paint for boats had poison in it to stop stuff growing on

it
anti fowling paint ??
not sure though




 




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