Light Reflectors

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  1. tinusb

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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering - why haven't anybody used mirrors as reflective media for lights in an aquarium??

    Just pondering...

    T :thumbup:
     
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  3. Ocean

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    I think its because by the time the light has gone threw all the glass its lost alot of power, so when it finaly reflects its lost to much power
     
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    They also tend to peel from the humidity.
     
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    it works imo, got a panel at the back of my mantis tank to reflect some light back and not on the wall
     
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    tinusb

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    yeah was just wondering :) Am thinking of modifying my f/w tank - only have two T8's and want to replace those, along with a new hood, to fit the lights in - maybe use mirrors for reflecting the light :) [apparently u do get mirrors that don't peel?]
     
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