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Gripe for the week-about reflectors
Well, since we almost made it through a week without any serious griping
or flaming, I feel the need to gripe a bit, SORRY.
About reflectors, the white plastic inside my 'all-glass aquarium' 24
inch hood/canopy combo did not turn yellow, it crumbled to bits. After
about two years of use (primarily power glo bulbs) the plastic lost all
its strength. The mounts fell apart when I went to pick it up to change
the bulb a few months ago. Basically, the whole area that is affected
by the strongest light has absolutely no structural integrity.
My assessment is that the high frequency light from the power-glo must
have degraded the plastic over time. All-Glass Aquarium told me that
they didn't make a hood with the serial number and design I referred
to(even though their sticker is on the thing), and that their hoods
would never do that. This is not internet terrorism of a company, it is
the truth, for nobody's benefit but those on the list. So this
particular plastic didn't fair well over, and neither has All-Glass
"Trying to make sure you don't get electricuted(sp) by your light hood"
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