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Re: Easily available reflector options?
Rod Hanks wrote:
>One option seems to be a mirror. I don't know anything about the cost,
>but they are available in various sizes from glass places.
I read somewhere- maybe the archives- someone thought mirrors weren't
such a good idea because the light has to pass through the glass twice, which
would distort the spectrum too much. I don't know if it would change the
spectrum enough to matter, but it seems very possible that it would, to me.
_If_ I remember them correctly, and interpreted them correctly, Ivo
Busko's reflector test postings (last year) showed that a certain reflector
configuration approx. tripled the amount of light entering the aquarium in
his test, as compared to- I believe- an unlined black hood. If I've got that
right, that's a pretty big-time difference. If you're interested you could
look for them in the archives. Sorry I didn't have time to look up the title
or confirm the details.