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marshallsea 08-18-2012 08:31 PM

Light question
 
Does the hoods glass splash guard reduce the amount of light received by the plants?

Chris7 08-18-2012 09:51 PM

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.

marshallsea 08-19-2012 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris7 (Post 1204896)
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.

Thank you.

Byron 08-19-2012 04:41 PM

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.;-)

marshallsea 08-20-2012 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1205635)
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.;-)

thanks


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