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Drop Checker background

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Detritus Mulm, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Detritus Mulm

    Detritus Mulm Guru Class Expert

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    This can't be a new idea, but I did not see it when I searched. I painted the backside of my Drop Checker with appliance/tub touch-up paint to improve the contrast. This stuff is nasty (s/b used outside) and dries very quickly. I got a clean line by taping and removing the tape while still tacky.

    I'll attach a pic, solution is still blue, but will end up almost clear (yellow/green).
     
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    adam mcisaac Junior Poster

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    hello my name is adam,would you be willing to talk with me about my aquarium problems?
     
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    Hi Adam,

    I see you already had some advice from the gang. It's likely your CO2 that's low. I have a HOB and a cannister, used to be just a cannister. The best thing I did was go to daily dosing. Things are not too bad know except for the BBA that I got after a heater cooked the tank a while back.
     
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    Thanks!

    I don't know if this is a new idea or not, but it is a good one;)

    Thank-you,
    Biollante
     
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    This is a great idea!
    Is there any issue with the paint leaching anything into the water? Some tub silicone is treated with anti-fungal/antimicrobial compounds that can be harmful, wondering if this paint could have the same thing.
     
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    CAL aqua released a white background version of their DC about a year ago after apparent 'public demand'.

    Personally I can't see the point in buying something glass so that it is an almost transparent aesthetic item and then making sure it is clearly visible by painting the rear white;) May as well go the non aesthetic route. There were loads of white background ones before the glass became popular :)

    The CAL aqua one uses an insert which can be removed if I remember rightly.

    AC
     
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    It's a quick drying Enamel, used for bathtubs. No fish/shrimp issues so far.
     
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    Because I already had the glass one and the paint was relatively cheap.
     
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