Potable Water-Safe Paint

Aquaponics PaintCount your blessings!

You can now buy potable water-safe paint for your aquaponics fish tanks without the rest of the kit.

The paint itself is an industrial 2-component epoxy designed for use with large water storage vessels. The stuff indestructible and extremely hard. It’ll last forever, even if you stock your tanks with rabid narwhals.

After pursuing approval from the FDA Seafoods division, I offer it to you for use with your aquaponics systems.  Use it to coat the inside of freezers (or other vessels) for use as fish tanks, or paint the tops of your grow beds for your FDA-approved food-safe fish and veggies.

Heck, use it for whatever you want.  You won’t find better prices anywhere than here. If you do, let me know and I’ll beat it.

Here’s why you should use a freezer as a fish tank.

Here’s how you’ll find an old freezer for $20.

If you want to see how much you’ll pay for other popular (without insulation or air-sealing) tanks, check herehere, and here.

Can you think of any other uses for this?  Share below.

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12 responses to “Potable Water-Safe Paint

  1. Ahh, the sweet irony of using this in aquaponics, which could be argued to be part of the “green” movement regardless of intent, and the ad for the paint is an oil rig. 🙂

    Sounds like impressive stuff, though.

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      • Innovation is a lot tougher without money behind it. It happens, but especially in mass produced items the money still drives 99% of it. One reason kickstarter is so cool. Helps bring money to the more grassroots innovators.

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      • Aquaponics is a rough one, not really mainstream enough. There are lots of people who are into it but finding something enough would want to spend money on together would be rough.

        Maybe something like an all-in-one aquarium aquaponics kit designed for schools. Maybe with a mind toward experimentation and different grow bed options but not too complex, and a growlight with timer, of course. Tough to say, though.

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      • I think you’re right. It’s a high bar to start an aquaponics system when the minimum size is 200 gallons. I think there may be a market for it. We just need a hook. Maybe older people with bad backs, foodies who want the best fish and greens in the world, or restaurants who want to serve greens and fish 10 minutes after harvest.

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      • Well, you can do less than 200g (just look at barrelponics), but if you want fish with vegetables then yeah, you need a bigger system to really pull that off.

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      • The challenge I’ve seen is if you want to go on vacation. If you can check things every day, you’re fine. But if you go on vacation and one fish dies you can lose the whole thing. A larger system has more leeway.

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      • You may get around that issue with aquarium fish like goldfish or guppies. Though there are still other issues, a smaller system certainly provides less of a buffer against many things.

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      • That’s true. Some fish like that are more tolerant to problems. I’ve killed a lot of goldfish in a 15 gallon system, but that’s really small. Actually I’m building a 50 gallon DWC system at the moment. I’ll be curious to learn the balance between yield and fish density, and stability.

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    • Hey Terry,

      It would be suitable, sure. The only trouble could be if the plywood rots, warps, or comes apart at the joints in a few years. The paint is fairly hard and strong, but it’s not a structural material.

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