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    Looking for Plastic mirror ( Ottawa )

    I am looking for plastic mirror " I mean mirror made of plastic " that I could bend and place at the top of a light system as reflector

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    mirrors are not as effective as an actual high polished reflector.and a plastic mirror probaly even worse.

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    And depending on the type of lighting, it might be too hot for a plastic mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavos
    I am looking for plastic mirror " I mean mirror made of plastic " that I could bend and place at the top of a light system as reflector
    Canus Plastics Inc
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    Anything you want that is made out of plastic (and some rubber).

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    just to clarify, reflective material and mirrors are 2 different things. mirrors are not great for light reflection down to the tank because of the way there made [depth etc..] I don't have all the info but its been of course try'd and tested.high polished aluminum and flat white paint are 2 of the best reflective
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    OK, If high polished aluminum is the best is there a way to get sheets and then customize it our way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Rock
    mirrors are not as effective as an actual high polished reflector.and a plastic mirror probaly even worse.
    plastic and regular mirror reflect the same, but plastic would deffinately melt under heat lol...

    mirror doesnt reflect well because the light has to go past a plane in space before it gets reflected (ie, go past the surface). polish aluminum is best IMO

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    OK, can we get polished Aluminum in sheets somewhere...

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    you can easily buy a retro reflector like a PFO reflector. send IVAN/IJO a pm here and he can give you an idea. aslo, I always see stuff/reflectors for sale here in the classifieds.

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    Any hydroponics (spelling?) place will also sell reflectors. That's where I got the ones I'm using.
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