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Re: [APD] RE: Mylar & reflectors
Thre is wide variety in the quality of materials sold as
reflective mylar. Some allows a considerable amount of
light to pass through it. Some, as Steve points out,
embrittles with exposure to time, UV, especially heat, or
any combination of those -- heat especially.
In fact some of the stuff that is passed as "Mylar" acts
suspiciously like aluminized acetate.
The high quality stuff was good enough to wrap around the
Eagle for it's trip onto the moon. If the aluminization is
on the outer surface of the mylar, skip it and find better
Real Mylar is tough, durable, and the hihghly reflective
variety withstands heat rather well.
For really excellent reflectors, you just can't beat the
AHS reflectors, and AHS sells them as separate items. Three
diff sizes can be found at the bottom of these AHS pages:
Good luck, good fun,
--- Steve Pushak <teban at powersonic_bc.ca> wrote:
> I've found that Mylar (or similar stuff) would
> deteriorate with age and
> drop small bits of metal foil and/or plastic into my
> tanks. . . .
Plant your feet in Washington, D.C. and touch the moon -- at the National Air & Space Museum.
And learn the art of aquascaping Senske style at AGA2K4.
Speakers, field trip, Ray "Kingfish" Lucas, and more. . .
The Annual AGA Convention, 2004, November 12-14.
Convention Details/Registration at aquatic-gardeners.org & gwapa.org
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