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09-20-2007, 09:38 PM
We're having the house painted, and my room's going to be painted mid next week. So tonight I'm draining most of my tank and moving it to the center of the room and then refilling it and putting the fish back in. My question is, when the painters paint the room, will the fumes harm the fish? By the way, I don't use an air stone to aerate the tank.
I painted my room while the fish were still in it and they were fine.If you do keep them in there open any windows in the room mabey run a fan in the doorway to blow in clean air and the paint smell out the windows. I also used low fume paint. Although it might just be easier to move the tank out of the room instead of doing all that work.
09-20-2007, 10:19 PM
Make sure your tank is covered too. You don't want any paint splashes or anything going in there.
09-20-2007, 10:50 PM
zackish has a good point, have fans running and maybe put a tarp or sheet over the tank
09-21-2007, 03:25 AM
Ya, just put a blanket or something over, ut make sure it doesn't get too hot.
09-21-2007, 11:53 AM
Use carbon in the filter.
09-22-2007, 02:17 PM
Excellent, thanks for the replies. I already have a hood, but I think I'll just turn out the lights in the tank during the painting and just wrap it all up to keep little paint splatters off of the glass and what not.
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