Reflectors for aquarium hoods

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    cool, went to them today, unfortunately they will only get mylar in towards the end of feb. I did get another reflective material though, 90% reflective, vs 95% for mylar. The 'weave' that i got is apparently water resistant and does not tear, was R25 for 1.5m x 2m.....
     
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    Interesting, what's it called?
     
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    i asked the same...the guy working there didnt have a clue, just knew it as 'weave'
    I did some DIY today and made a hood to house some lighting. Wanted a version of the luminaires i see but are too expensive for me...didn't end up nearly as aesthetically pleasing but hoping it works well! will post some pics when i can.
     
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    have you looked at the Real Ocean T5 Luminaires? 4X39w with attachment feet for around 1600....
     
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    R1600!!! one day when im big and have a job then maybe ;) but it is very attractive. I like the attachement feet, will have to come up with a way to copy them...
    Im struggling getting my ballast to work, ive redone wiring twice but still nothing arg!!!
    Hopefully will get it right later today though.
     
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    Remember electronic ballasts have a maximum lead length. You can not just extend the leads beyond a certain length.
     
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    here is a product that could be used for reflecters in a hood.it is used in the film industries for reflecting the sun while onshoots.

    Cinegel #3801: Roscoflex M
    http://www.rosco.com/us/filters/cinegel.asp

    regards
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    Hi Guys

    I work in the plastics industry.
    I will try get you some Mylar at cost.

    Give me a few days
     

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