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post #1 of 5 Old 02-24-2007, 03:13 PM Thread Starter

I built a canopy with doors in it when I started my tank. it is about 18 inches tall X the width and length of the tank. The lighting unit is hanging from the top of the canopy. I painted it white to help reflextion on the light to go down into the water. I was thinking what about flashing. do you think that would work better? will in rust being so close to salt water? It there a reflective material like a mirror that I can use that will not rust? It will be inclosed so it doesn't have to be pretty, but I do want to be price cautious.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-24-2007, 04:56 PM
When I ordered my MH's it came with a reflector. Its something like a german aluminuim
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-24-2007, 05:41 PM
Try sunlight supply, or Hello lights for reflective materials.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-24-2007, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
I put up aluminum flashing about 10 min ago.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-25-2007, 09:30 AM
Aluminum won't rust. Is it highly polished? The German polished AL is really reflective.

FYI. There are tests floating around that suggest a nice gloss white surface reflects as much as a polished aluminum/mirror like finish.
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