Has anyone use Plasti-dip to paint HOB intake tubes

Discussion in 'Saltwater Tank Equipment' started by Jiggyjigmah, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. JiggyjigmahValued MemberMember

    I've heard of people using on their Aquaclear intake tubes for freshwater and no issues. Anyone try it for saltwater?

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  2. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Never heard of plasti dip but Kyrlon fusion spray paint is aquarium safe. FW or SW.

  3. ErbarryValued MemberMember

    Probably not. Once algae starts to grow on it and fish pick at it there is a good chance they can tear into it and ingest it.
  4. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't risk it. Plasti-dip is meant to be easily removed which means the fish might be able to get at it. Who knows what would happen to the fish if they managed to eat the stuff.
  5. JsigmoWell Known MemberMember

    So, when I put the handles of some tool that I've dipped in it in my mouth, that might not be good, either? ;)
  6. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    That depends, do you swallow the tool? :;laughing
  7. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

  8. JsigmoWell Known MemberMember

    Hmmm. Not gonna go there! ;)

    Usually not. But when my hands are full, it's sometimes handy to hold something in one's mouth. The plasti-dip makes it easier on a guy's teeth! :)

    I've seen small flashlights plastidipped for just this purpose. I like those headlamps or the lights that mount on the bill of your ball cap, personally. ;)
  9. JiggyjigmahValued MemberMember

    Is there any other type of paint that you could use to paint the extension tube and it wouldn't be harmful to fish and inverts?

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  10. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Look at post #2...,.
  11. JiggyjigmahValued MemberMember

    Ah, I see it. Thanks!

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