I want to blackout my rena xp intake tubes. Is there any paint that is safe to go in a aquarium, or other options?
does it really prevent algae?Krylon Fusion is excellent as mentioned, but you have to be patient as it requires several coats and enough cure time.
Black vinyl hose looks really smart, prevents algae and is available at any Home Depot and some LFS.
Algae needs light to survive. No light = no algae.does it really prevent algae?
interesting, one of the reasons i like mine clear is cause i can see it building up and then have to pinch the hose with my fingers to get it loose and it blows thru, if it was black the stuff wouldnt even attach itself to the walls in there?
yea good pointAlgae needs light to survive. No light = no algae.
Of course having black hoses doesn't stop detritus but a big reason why detritus causes clogs is because it gets ensnared in algae. Therefore, no light also = less detritus.