09-05-2008, 12:33 PM
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Vivarium safe paint.
I specificly registered to this site for the following question:
What paint can be used in a vivarium?
Reason i ask is following:
I have created a rock formation in a tank of mine. And when applying pigments with the cement i noticed that black became gray, red became pink and so on. Ugly and not realistic. Under water: No issue. But the idea behind this rock formation is: Dryer wall with several botanical orchids who's roots will be moist just once a week and then dry up.
So i thought: Epoxy with pigments. But epoxy glances, giving it an unnatural look.
Next thing: Paint it.
I have seen some tanks in Zoo's who are painted by company's like Panguana, but they all refuse to tell you their secrets.
And thats what this topic is all about:
My brother is a painter and has done some research, after calling about 15 dutch paint factories they all claim that their paints are unsuitable to use in a vivarium and atleast will output harmfull chemistries for animals like fish/frogs for atleast 3-6 months.
But a few had the comment: In the UK there is a paint that is harmless and toxic free after harding out. They forgot the name, so thats why im here:
What UK brand is harmless for frogs.
(some forums dont want brandnames because of advertising, but in that case: Please pm)