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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2004, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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White Gloss Paint

What are your views on this as a reflector ?
I can't fit reflectors on all 4 of my bulbs so 2 have them, and the other 2 are being reflected by white paint under the hood. Should I try to get something more shiny or is this good enough ?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2004, 12:09 PM
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IMO, it's good enough if you can't get the real good reflector fit. You could do a google search on reflector material and you could see that white paint is actually ranks higher than aluminium foil.

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Yep, I had gloss paint in my canopy for a while, but then added 4 reflectors. THey did make a difference, but it wasn't an incredible difference.

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I only use white paint.... I have nothing else
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-28-2004, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Oh good. I'll stick with it then.
I didn't notice much of a difference when I added the 2 newest bulbs, but maybe that's because they are both pink bulbs (under the white paint) and the others are whiter (with reflectors).

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49G - Malawi Mbuna - lots of rocks + some Java Fern - 60 Watts NO
20G - Puffer Tank - 1 GSP + some Java Fern - 8 Watts NO
5G - Fry Tank - various inhabitants and off-cuts
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