Setup Thread

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Jscholtz014, 14 Jul 2017 at 18:19.

  1. Jscholtz014

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    Hi all. I've recently purchased a new tank from @Fishcrazy . And will start to set it up soon

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    Was busy painting tank so it was off the stand

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  3. Beast55

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    What size is this tank? Goodluck with the new build
     
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    Tank is 900*50*30... 130l.. with sump it is 210l
     
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    The aluminium foil behind the lights act more like a diffuser instead of a reflector, due to all the crinkles in it. Rather replaces it with a proper reflector. Even just painting the canopy inside white will give better reflection results.

    Else use Alanod. highly reflective material.
     
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    Oh ok thanks.. will look at those options:swim:
     
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    50mm or 75mm white PVC cut in half makes for better reflectors than the tin foil. But as Riaan said, Alanod is the best option since it is the same material that most commercial reflectors are made from. It is just not that easy to get hold of.
     
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    I think they are pvc halves cut in halve covered with tinfoil
     
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    Finished painting the back of the tank.

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    Yes they are. That is what the guy build for me. He said the foil work better.
     

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