As you'd be painting the outside you can pretty much paint it with anything you want. Glass, however is a tricky surface to paint. You do get Glass-paint but it tends to be translucent for creating a stained glass effect.
I would suggest plain old satinwood as it's thinner and more flexible than gloss which allows it to take temperature changes (You can paint radiators with satinwood).
As glass is such a hard glossy surface it doesn't hold paint very well and will be easily chipped off, but as it's the back of your tank it'll probably not get too much wear at that side. (This also means you can get the paint off with a window-scraper pretty easily if you fancy a change of colour.)
Brand-wise Johnstones is much better than Dulux (and cheaper and less evil).
This is info from me as a paint-shop guy. So there's possibly some prudent bit of info from the fish-tank point of view I'm unaware of.
It arrived (In an insanely massive box. Thought I'd accidental ordered a tank when I got home and saw it in the hall.)
Seems it's is for tanks of 60cm x 30cm and no more. So it was a bit short lenghways. So I put a couple of slots on one end, much as described by Mister_S and it fits fine.
Also today I seemed to have got the last bit of excess tannin out of my bit of driftwood and popped that in. So the tank's starting to look much more like a tank now. Get some plants at the weekend and then all I've left to do is wait out this cycling gubbins.
Yeah, The Tank it's made for is apparently 61cm x31cm so if anything my tank isn't deep enough.
I was thinking I might put a strip of extra thick draught excluder tape on the outside rear of the tank to fill that space. Depends how it sits though. I run the tools/fixings section of a largish DIY store so I should be able to think of something.
I ordered one from Zooplus, which I think means it's coming from Germany. So I'll know in maybe a week.
I emailed Juwel and asked and got this reply... Quote:
Thank you for your e-mail.The monolux 60 hood is designed to fit the Rekord 60/70/600/700 aquariums and that is the measurements of these aquariums.Wether it will fit another makers aquarium I don't know.
Which I think means "Probably, but we wouldn't swear to it in court." Decided to order one. Let you know if it ends up on my tank or ebay.