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Old 09-03-2003, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm wondering if you have a trick to keep the hood from leaking light. I am in the process of designing a DIY hood for an AHSupply 6x55w retro kit. I know that the bulbs won't have any direct light going up towards the room, but there will be a reflection from the glass and water. Have you noticed this to be a problem?

I am wondering if I need to consider this when determining how to mount the fans and other gaps for air movement. I just want to light the tank, not the whole room.

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I'm wondering if you have a trick to keep the hood from leaking light. I am in the process of designing a DIY hood for an AHSupply 6x55w retro kit. I know that the bulbs won't have any direct light going up towards the room, but there will be a reflection from the glass and water. Have you noticed this to be a problem?

I am wondering if I need to consider this when determining how to mount the fans and other gaps for air movement. I just want to light the tank, not the whole room.

tank specs and bad pictures
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Old 09-03-2003, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Put the AHSupply lights and reflectors in a box that covers the top of the tank. The inside of the enclosure can be painted white to reflect light back down into the water. The gaps for fans and vents should allow minimal light to escape -- especially if you mount them around the sides of the cover instead of the top. If you want to make doubly sure of that, then put a louvred screen over the fans or vents.

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