Wood-grain Colored Tank Changed to Black?

JPH1970
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My 29 gallon tank trim is a wood-grain color and my stand is black. These were given to me.

If i had a wood-grain colored stand, it wouldn't be so bad but I'm really liking the idea of covering up the tank trim with black.

The only options I see are black duct tape to cover the existing trim or paint. Since I hate painting anything and my hand is nowhere near steady enough, tape seems to be my only option, unless someone out there has another Idea
 
Betta'sAnonymous
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If it is empty, lots of tape and a can of spray paint. Even with a brush, tape is your friend.
 
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JPH1970
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Betta'sAnonymous said:
If it is empty, lots of tape and a can of spray paint. Even with a brush, tape is your friend.
Nope, it's full and sitting in my living room.
 
Betta'sAnonymous
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Tape, a 1 inch wide foam brush and some black paint!!

Or, maybe see if that wood is just like a decak wrap or something? I kind of like those tanks though...a certain cheezy factor to them
 
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JPH1970
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Betta'sAnonymous said:
Tape, a 1 inch wide foam brush and some black paint!!

Or, maybe see if that wood is just like a decak wrap or something? I kind of like those tanks though...a certain cheezy factor to them
Unfortunately, it's not a decal or wrap. It's permanent.

I hate paint! lol!!
 
pagoda
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Fablon will do it, its very easy to use....you can move it before it really sticks for ever.

It comes in a variety of solid colours, including black, and also frosted glass type too, I use the frosted glass variant on the 20g long at one end as it cuts the sunlight & UV enough to stop algae but still allows daylight through.

Very easy to get, most hardware shops have it and places like Amazon too
 
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JPH1970
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pagoda said:
Fablon will do it, its very easy to use....you can move it before it really sticks for ever.

It comes in a variety of solid colours, including black, and also frosted glass type too, I use the frosted glass variant on the 20g long at one end as it cuts the sunlight & UV enough to stop algae but still allows daylight through.

Very easy to get, most hardware shops have it and places like Amazon too
I just found that on Amazon. I'm looking at the options but I wonder how easy is it to cut it into perfect 1 inch+/- strips?
 
pagoda
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JPH1970 said:
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I just found that on Amazon. I'm looking at the options but I wonder how easy is it to cut it into perfect 1 inch+/- strip?

Craft knife or similar and a ruler.....the backing has a pre-printed grid of 1 inch squares on it for guidance
 
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JPH1970
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pagoda said:
Craft knife or similar and a ruler.....the backing has a pre-printed grid of 1 inch squares on it for guidance
Thank you. I'll see if I can find plain black. Lots of options there
 
pagoda
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JPH1970 said:
Thank you. I'll see if I can find plain black. Lots of options there
Black should be there, I had a roll of 4 meters last year

Several places sell it, not just Amazon, and all will cut to order and send it in the post or courier inside a poster tube
 
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JPH1970
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pagoda said:
Black should be there, I had a roll of 4 meters last year

Several places sell it, not just Amazon, and all will cut to order and send it in the post or courier inside a poster tube
Thanks!
 

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