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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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I would think you could use dyed drylock over the flagstone for color just as you would over foam. The spray paint might not bond well to rock, and even if it does at first, it will likely peel and flake off over time.
 

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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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