uv filter for metal halides?

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    im modding my nano to add a 150w mh. most bulbs dont come with uv filters. iv read on the mh forum here that tempered glass filters uv. is this just normal tempered glass? or must i get special uv filtering glass?
     
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    All halide fittings imported come with standard heat treated glass.
    I get mine from Triumph Safty Glass and it does filter the UV.
     
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    thing is im not buying a complete unit. Just the end caps if you can call them that. im diying it into my nano hood so i need to get glass cut to put infront of the bulb. But what glass do i use?
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    Brett you can use tempered glass but would suggest you use uv protected glass.
     
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    ok cool. battling to find uv glass. im sure i find some somewhere:)
     
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    Tempered glass will also do the job. Have used it on several fittings from 150w to 400w and no problems yet. Some fitting been running 5yrs plus.
     
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    ok awsome thanks advdiver
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