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Deeda wrote:I've painted rooms with aquariums and always used a latex based paint without issues. A paint with low odor/low VOC should reduce the odor as well as opening windows to help dissipate the odor.
As far as painting behind aquariums, there are a couple choices. One is to see if you can fit a smaller diameter roller with a long handle behind the tanks to paint the wall but if there isn't enough room, only paint as far as you can since the unpainted section won't be seen until you move the tank.
The other is to empty as much water as possible, leaving enough for the fish and slide the tank/stand far enough away to paint. I've only done this with a 75G tank on low pile carpet and it worked well though I did need to put a scrap 2x4 against the baseboard and pry with another 2x4 to move it away from the wall. Pushing it back required more effort.
Most people don't bother getting behind the tank to paint fully and just save some paint for the future when relocating the tank.
Or tell your sister to keep her decorating opinions to herself!!