acrylic and heat
with the lights inside a vented canopy, if i use a sheet of 1/4" acrylic as a cover over the opening of the tank, will it be affected by the the heat emitted from an AH Supply 1x96 Bright Kit? the way i've draw up the plans, it looks like the light will be about 2-3" from the sheet. i read another post somewhere on the board and the user said that they used an oven mit to handle the light and it was still warm. also, if i do use a cover like this, will i have many problem with light reflecting off of it and back up into the canopy?
i'm considering this cover b/c of the exposed euro-bracing around the top of the tank is going to be 3" on the sides and about 1.5" on the front and back edges. i was worried that i might get a rare jumper stuck up there and cooked under the lights. should i even be worried about this?
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, Dec 18, 2000