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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Reflector....sorta

I have been reading about foil as a good reflector. I have a roll of the shiny metal like duct tape so I put some behind the T8 bulbs on my tanks. it made a big difference to my eye , so hopefully to the plants too . Just thought I would share as it is inexpensive and easy to work with . The fastening solution is already there....lol
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Might you have a link to that tape?
Been using the aluminum foil. Makes a difference you can see when you put it on top of the fixture to reflect back, that light which reflects off of the glass top and water surface.

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I think this is it.....

Nashua Tape 1.89 in. x 50 yd. 322 Multi-Purpose HVAC Foil Tape-1207792 - The Home Depot

I always just go to HD and look and find it....lol
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Pretty easy to work with, even for one person. The first time I used it it got too wrinkled. Then I got better at holding the free end snug enough not to accidentally stick while I was removing the backing.
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Can be tricky to work with but the good thing is once it is stuck,it is STUCK....lol
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