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I'll just quote myself from another post I did placed on the same topic in a different thread..

IrkedCitizen said:
There is a thread somewhere on here that someone did to get around painting the back of their tank. What they did was go to home depot/lowes and buy a piece of plexiglass. They then cut it to fit the back of the tank and in between the top and bottom frame. Then they sprayed it with the color choice of paint, let it dry, then put it in place and taped it down.

So in effect the paint is on the plexiglass and sandwiched between the tank and plexi so it won't get scratched or come off. Also, if you don't like the color you can always take it off and paint the other side a new color.

It is pretty much the same premise as painting the back but you don't have to worry about removing it if you sell the tank or have to deal with scratches. You don't need a thick piece either you can use the 1/8" plexi.

Just another idea. :fish:
Also it really doesn't matter which type of paint you use whether it be flat, gloss, semi-gloss. They will all look gloss through the glass.
 
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