LS6 Tommy, I looked into getting a reflector from AH Supply actually. But, they didn't have one I was looking for. As I said I have a 2 tube shop light. I didn't see anything that would cover both lights & kind of wrap around them to keep the light out of my eyes. Maybe if you see a pic, you'll understand what I mean. I Do like the products made by AH though.
Sure Jen, It was cheap, but, if you don't have the buffing compound & a buffing wheel, then you won't really be able to polish it up too good. I used some 400 grit sandpaper to remove the clear coat finish it had on it. Then I used 2 compounds on it, one to rough polish it (which made it look good by itself) Then I used a polishing compound & it looked GREAT! It didn't take too long to get a good shine off of it. It's NOT a mirror finish, but, very reflective (if that makes any sence).
Wasserpest, So far I haven't noticed it "fogging up" or Oxidizing... Not saying it won't, but, it just hasn't yet. I was actually going to use some clear enamel, which I'm sure will work well, I just wanted to get it on, seeing it was blinding everyone that was looking at my tank. (Granted it was mainly only My Kidz, My Girl, & I, but, still, I didn't like getting blinded... LOL!)
Solstice, I have heard the same thing about mirrored reflectors not working as well as a white reflector... I don't know how much "extra light" that would normally be shot out into my room is going into the tank, But, it looks brighter just by the light NOT shooting into my eyes, & that is the bigest benefit I could see. Plus, I'm sure that it has more light entering the tank instead of losing it from the front & back of the fixture.
I'll get a couple of pics up tonight.
This is the style of fixture, only mine has 2 bulbs, (24" long fixture, with T12 bulbs.) This is why I was looking for something that kind of wrapped around the edges.