View Full Version : Newbie idea...

01-11-2008, 03:08 PM
Hey guys,
First post here so Hi to all!!

i've just got my first tank (a smallish hexagon tank) and i've made some DIY bubble wall (thanks for that topic! :c3: ) and i'd like to add a light to the top of my tank. After seeing another post about DIY reflector i was wondering if i coated the inside of the hood in silver baking foil (its just white plastic at mo) would it make a great difference to the light reflection or am I simply wasting my time?

Cheers for taking the time to look at my first post and I look forward to your suggestions/help.


01-12-2008, 03:38 AM
I've used it, and it worked pretty good, but it isn't smooth, so light reflection isn't perfect.

01-12-2008, 03:50 AM
foil does work, and it makes the tank look brighter, but it wont help your plants or corals at all. however for looks it makes it brighter

01-12-2008, 04:10 AM
i currently have foil on a small lamp on my 55lt breeder, it works well

my angels love it

also howdy and welcome