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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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Glass Cover Effects

Originally Posted by reel1090 View Post
I am lighting a 55 gal with a Corallife 2 tube t5ho 48in fixture (6500k bulbs) for 11 hours a day. To keep the evaporation down am using glass covers. Does anyone know what effect the covers would have on the effectiveness of the lamps?
Hello Jim...

The effect will be minimal, if at all, if you clean the canopy regularly. If not, the minerals in the water will build up on the glass and make it a bit hazy. I've noticed a build up on my tank canopy if I don't clean it weekly.


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