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So here is my idea:

I have some great looking flagstone left over from a gardening project from a few months back. I was gonna use eggcrate under and styrofoam behind the rocks and use it as background, But they are varius and random colours. So i was wondering would it be safe to spray paint them? I remember seeing spary-paint at Lowe's that is rock coloured and some-what textured. But would this be safe for the aquarium'[/b]s chemistry?

Any other recommendations or safety measures i would have to take?
Also, do you guys think it will look good, or should I try the %100 styrofoam method (i have never done it before and i heard it can be pretty challenging and could end up with unsatisfying results)?

i am going for this type of look:
http://cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 38b7bfce09
 

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Funny you should ask about a rock and styrofoam background, as I'm almost done with mine (here's the start of my thread http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... p?t=223817). I definitely thought about painting my rock so that it would match the styrofoam. I used Drylok for the styrofoam, and it would work just as well on the rock (it's meant for brick). I decided not to, especially since I hope to get everything coated with algae soon, so most differences will go away, but it could be done. I used a very light top coat of Krylon Fusion spray paint on the styrofoam to give it a little bit of texture. Not sure if it will even be visible in the tank.
 
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