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Hi Guys,
I have 20 long planted aquarium. Last week I had the inspiration to convert the top portion of the aquarium into a hydroponic system after previous success with a two and half gallon system. I setup a cheap 30 dollar uv grow light hung from the ceiling on a 8 hour timer. Didn't realize how bright it would be in my room and decided to figure out a way to shade the spread so I don't damage my eyesight future wise. My current shade design is 3 polyester fabric clothes gorilla taped to three sides of the light which are emitting the spread across my entire room. I plan to use an aluminum or gorilla tape on the interior to avoid a fire. Does this sound like a legitimate plan, or should I consider looking into other solutions.
Thanks,
Samuel

Hi Guys,
I have 20 long planted aquarium. Last week I had the inspiration to convert the top portion of the aquarium into a hydroponic system after previous success with a two and half gallon system. I setup a cheap 30 dollar uv grow light hung from the ceiling on a 8 hour timer. Didn't realize how bright it would be in my room and decided to figure out a way to shade the spread so I don't damage my eyesight future wise. My current shade design is 3 polyester fabric clothes gorilla taped to three sides of the light which are emitting the spread across my entire room. I plan to use an aluminum or gorilla tape on the interior to avoid a fire. Does this sound like a legitimate plan, or should I consider looking into other solutions.
Thanks,
Samuel
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What type of UV grow light bulb did you get? Some types are not meant to be used this way and can be harmful due to the UV.
 

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Thanks, your link is to a 75 watt LED grow light and not an UV grow light, correct?

I wouldn't use any fabric or tape around the light to avoid the chance of the material catching fire.

What plants are you trying to grow?
 

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Spider plants, paella plants, and mostly indoor plants that are adaptable to a hydroponics system. The Led Grow light is quite bright, so I just need to figure out a solution to shade the front corners of the fixture so I don't damage my eyesight from overexposure.
 
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