Low E Windows and Algae Growth
I have some second story great room windows that allow sun light to enter the aquarium from 9:00AM till around 1:00PM everyday. We are in the process of replacing the windows and are wondering if Low E windows would help prohibit algae growth or if blinds are required. The Low E windows stop the solar rays and heat but the light would still enter the aquarium.
Any experience with this?
I've never had experience with these windows before, but I would *guess* that as long as the light is hitting the tank, you might still have some issues... interesting question! Hopefully someone else will have some more solid info to share with you on this. Sorry I can't be of much help! Let us know how it goes, though!
Where is it hitting the tank?? The back, front, and or top? Not sure if the new windows would make a difference or not.
Not sure. It would depend on the actual transmission curve of the windows. If the windows transmitter the red spectrum the plants would be able to grow better than if the blue spectrum sere allowed in .
Sorry. I can't be more specific. Whatever the case I hope it works out for you.
You know honestly I have no clue if the new windows will make a difference or not. If it was me once the new windows are installed I would leave the tank uncovered. See if it still gets algae if so then I would consider blinds rather then covering a tank up that you can't see. I was going to suggest something different if it was hitting the back and sides but since it is the front not much you can do other then cover it up or blinds in the window.
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