safe paints for ornaments???

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jwokmuba2

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i would like to seal a turtle shell i found, (yes i found it, all ready vacant), so i can submerge it in my tank. i was wondering what a good safe clear coat for it would be?
 

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I'm not sure there is a coating that is aquarium safe. I would definitely boil the turtle shell before putting it in the tank.
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thanks for the boiling idea, but the scales will probably fall off if i do that, see i want to keep the color of the shell and keep the scales in tact. there has to be something out there...
 

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Do you think maybe aquarium silicone would seal it? I'm not sure how you would put a thin coat on though.
 

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Is there any kind of paint available that U can touch up ornaments with??????I have a couple of decorations that I would love to do that too......instead of tossing them oput(only because I really like them)
 

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You could epoxy the whole thing and then let it soak for 48 hours... that's probably the only way (that i know of anyway)
 

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Polyurethane Marine Varnish should do the trick for you. I've used it on aquarium stuff many times & never had a problem. It's no good in a tank that contains Plecos or other fish that might scrape it off & ingest it though. Once digested it is quite toxic to the fish.
 
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