Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-09-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Detroit MI USA
Posts: 204
Can you redirect MH lighting?

I don't have room above my canopy for an MH light..but was wondering about this - what if you mount the lights above the tank, but behind it, directing light forward, then placing a mirror strip or several mirrors to redirect the light into the tank? This could do two things: 1) keep the MHs out of the canopy where heat would normally build up, and 2) force you to construct a smaller, more focused reflector in the MH hood to concentrate more of the light on the mirror.

Do you lose much lighting intensity or change the lighting spectrum when bouncing off of a mirror? Is this a bad and/or crazy idea?

For that matter, what about a lighting kid in the stand that transfers light via fiber optic to the top of a tank? Maybe too narrow..I don't know I'm literally thinking "outside the box", the box being the canopy.
__________________
90g BB, basement sump/fuge; CSS 125; Tang, Clown, misc snails, peppermint shrimp, other smaller critters
luckycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help lighting! newbie to higher lighting Musket Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 06-18-2006 12:52 AM
PC Lighting v. VHO Lighting mharrison86 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 06-15-2006 09:18 PM
Actinic lighting and Now VHO lighting.. seaham358 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 27 04-03-2006 11:06 PM
what lighting to use for 50 gallon lighting supermarvin76 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 05-15-2005 10:20 PM
What is Actinic (03) lighting, 50/50 lighting, etc? flipz General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 05-03-2004 11:41 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.