Painting outside and back of sump?

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Klems, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Was thinking of painting the outside glass pane and back of my sump white, so that it will provide a nice background against the probes, equipment and will allow me to see if algea is growing...Good idea?
     
  2. I think black would be better white will promote algae growth. Unless that's your plan
     
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  3. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Do the white if you want to see the equipment and algae.

    You can vinyl wrap it or use plastidip (if you're painting) just in case you decide to change your mind later.
     
  4. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    I favor black paint, cheap spray paint. Clean the glass first, denatured alcohol is good for that.
     
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  5. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    I went with a yellow colored plastic dip, so I can peel it off if I don't like it or change my mind...Left the front and bottom panels clear...I have a black yoga mat that it will sit on
     

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  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Came out pretty nice.
    I have to admit, when I read about painting a sump yellow, I was unsure. :)

    Those baffles seem backwards though.
    Usually the UP one is on the skimmer side, and DOWN one is closest to the return pump.
     
  7. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Back right is drain, front right is skimmer middle for live rock/mediapure, far left is return pump, heater and probes
     
  8. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Ahh, makes much more sense now.
    :cool:
     
  9. Julius Chen

    Julius Chen Supporting Member

    Is this sump custom made? If yes do u mind give a ballpark cost and dimensions?

    Glass sump looks so clean.

     
  10. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    It came with the SC Aquariums 50 gallon PNP setup...19x16x13h
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2017
  11. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    It looks like this in the stand...
     

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