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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2015, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Lighting Reflections

So I recently setup and filled up my 55 with water... Having a strange thing occur... I've never used regular gravel in a planted tank so wanted to try something new. There's a reflection on the back of the tank. I'm also using an Aquaticlife 48 inch dual T5HO. That is a lot of light and was wondering if that on top of the really light gravel causing it to reflect? And also possibly because I don't have any top on it at the moment?

I plan on buying a glass canopy within the week or so and I will probably try some kind of setup to block some of the light later on. I might also just change the substrate entirely to plain black.

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Anybody? Any thoughts?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2015, 02:58 PM
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There is always some degree of reflection. It's just more noticeable with the light colored substrate and currently bare tank. It'll be less obvious one you get it planted.
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