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Old 01-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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reflector question

I've just purchased a reflector for the light in my fw tank. I'm just wondering if this will increase the light power for growing plants or is it just going to make it brighter?
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It will do both. Imagine the bulb in a flashlight, without the reflector behind the bulb to focus the light it wouldn't be bright at all.

That said, the particular light type and spectrum is also part of the equation.
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That's cool then at the min I have an 18w 7500k tube over a 36g bowfront which I know isn't a lot but it was keeping my java fern alive nicely however yesterday I added a load of crypts and some more fern so I'm hoping the reflector will help keep them going too?
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