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post #1 of 5 Old 08-18-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Does the hoods glass splash guard reduce the amount of light received by the plants?

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-18-2012, 09:51 PM
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I would say only if you let the glass get really dirty or covered in algae. And I keep having the algae problem all the time? I clean the glass at least once a week.
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I would say only if you let the glass get really dirty or covered in algae. And I keep having the algae problem all the time? I clean the glass at least once a week.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-19-2012, 04:41 PM
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Agree with Chris. But also yes, light travelling through even clear glass will be infracted some, but not sufficient for our purposes. One has to have a glass between water and light tube/bulb and fixture to avoid other more serious problems. So just clean it, at each weekly water change.

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Agree with Chris. But also yes, light travelling through even clear glass will be infracted some, but not sufficient for our purposes. One has to have a glass between water and light tube/bulb and fixture to avoid other more serious problems. So just clean it, at each weekly water change.
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