How much PAR do you lose through glass?

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    How much PAR do you lose through glass?

    I'm asking because I've got a center brace running through the middle of the tank 200mm wide. The brace is 10mm (1cm) thick.

    I was just wondering how much PAR is lost and whether I can still keep light hungry corals under that area?

    Thanks
     
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    Not much PAR is lost through clean glass. The problem is salt creep.. Braces gets dirty very quickly and needs to be cleaned once a week during normal maintenance then you won't have any issues.
     
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    Thanks!

    Great relief because I have ordered a LED pendant for the middle of the tank as well, also saves me a re-scape.

    :1::thumbup::slayer:
     
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    lol I also have a brace in the middle and its at the water level so it was covered in GHA
     
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    Atleast someone was enjoying the light!!:lol:
     
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