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Kinda Makes sense when you think about it......a mirror reflects EVERYTHING...and white doesn't absorb any color at all, thus reflecting it all.......even a silver reflector would absorb some light (thus giving it the silvery pigment)......never thought about white being more reflective than a metal reflector, but unless it has a mirror finish it does make sense.

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unless the edges and back are sealed a mirror will "tarnish" rather quickly around that much moisture. Buy the reflectors as they curve around the bulb somewhat and reflect more light into the tank than a flat mirror would.
 

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i believe you should look into a polished aluminium reflector, or stick with white paint. don't use a mirror. mirrors are coated with silver or aluminum oxide, and you run the risk of having that flake off into the water. mirrors are not as reflective as you think, they tend to absorb light and create hot spots. white paint is much better.
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