Do you have a lot of light over-spill from your aquarium light?

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Do you have a lot of light over-spill from your aquarium light?

  1. Yes

    55.6%
  2. No

    39.7%
  3. Not any more!

    4.8%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I swore for years that I had a cataract in my left eye from my halide pendant near my TV. :sunny::pirate:

    Do you have a lot of light over-spill from your aquarium light?

    Have you done anything to reduce it?
     
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  3. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    my basement hasn't had a "real" light turned on in it since I moved my tanks down there. With 4 light fixtures (smallest a 130 watt pc) running I am seriously considering putting a skylight in the floor right over my tanks so some of that light bleeds into the living room. That way I can do away with the lights up there too! I figure with the right placement of mirrors I can make it look like daylight!

    Guess this is my way of say heck yeah I have spillover and I haven't done a thing about it yet.... Still trying to figure it out how to do it without heating things up....
     
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Have have some... I would say that the wall next to the tank has about a good foot of light up against it on both sides of the tank.
     
  5. MTips18

    MTips18 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    got the fixture hung right it is minimal but i don't have to turn the lights on in my basement works good and saves energy i guess its only a 450watt mh
     
  6. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Nope, everything is in a canopy.
     
  7. KOgle

    KOgle Zoanthid

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    Yep, I've got some especially when I fired up the MH's for a test and fired up the fuge lights. :angry:

    Still trying to figure out a way to block the light without trapping any more heat.
     
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  9. R34dawn

    R34dawn Ocellaris Clown

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    Well...no!?! what can I do? maybe a blanket over the top?!
    I will work on something now that yall mention it!
     
  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    This is what I did on my 30 long:
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  11. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Matt, I can't tell much from the pic. Looks like a suspended sheet behind it, and to the left? Please explain what you did. 8)

    To answer your post; I have a bit, about a 12" triangle on the wall to the left reflecting from between the bottom of the light fixture and the top of the tank. I don't find it offensive, though. It's not too bad.

    My wife did originally comment that during dinner, she didn't think we needed the ceiling fan light on anymore.
     
  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Yeah that's all it is. It did reduce a lot of the glare. 8)