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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

Reflecting material?


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    Randy-L - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Reflecting material?

    Hi,
    Does anyone know where to get good reflecting material for building your own lights?

    Thanks
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    Can you be a little more specific on what you're trying to do? What type of lights, etc...
    120G Reef and 40B reef at work, 120G tank dry and dirty in the garage.

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    Reptoreef - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    DIY??? IMO, paint the entire interior of your canopy flat white and use high polished aluminum as the reflector(s)... there's a local distributor just a few minutes from my home that actually deals with sheet metal and will cut pieces to my measurements.
    There's nowhere else I'ld rather be... unless, of course, you're buying

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    or you can paint inside the canopy and use an aluminum flashing available at the local Home Depot or Lowes. to cut it alll you have to do is score it where you want to cut it and then bend it, it should break right on the line.

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    Randy-L - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    What I am looking for is in some florescent lights. It is a steel or aluminum with a reflective cloating used to make the metal reflect efficently.
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    davejnz - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Check e-bay,uou can buy mirro brand(polished aluminum used for making reflectors) in 2'x2' squares for pretty cheap.For your ? above,its aluminum,either polished or not.The next best reflective material is simply flat(not gloss) white like Repto outlined above.

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