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mirror or reflector????

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o.k. i'm purchasing (2) 2x13watt pc kits, now the reflector is 15 dead presidents each, should i just use a mirror, i could cut pieces of mirror and cover the whole inside of my canopy for the 10 gallon.
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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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