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DarthSimon
05/24/2017, 04:35 AM
Hey guys. Curious what your thoughts were with having a piece of Egg Crating over top of tank as far as light penetration? I have 2 active Clown and have top on for their protection. Coral wise does EC cut down on light that much?

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homer1475
05/24/2017, 04:41 AM
Don't do it. There is a reason these are originally sold as light diffusers.

DarthSimon
05/24/2017, 04:51 AM
Appreciate the reply. What other options do I have?


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D_Nyholm
05/24/2017, 05:25 AM
You can buy a diy frame and screen material at home Depot or Lowes and make your own.

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reefwiser
05/24/2017, 08:10 AM
Tanks looks like a small bio cube 14 gallon?
Artfully Acrylic (http://artfullyacrylic.3dcartstores.com/ClearView-Lids_c_52.html) makes screen lids.

twitchy
05/24/2017, 07:36 PM
BRS has a DIY screen top kit, that's what I have. I think it's cheaper to get the supplies yourself at home depot or Lowes though like D_Nyholm said.

Originally used eggcrate and it had a really bad disco ball effect with my led setup until I switchedhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170525/f98278f5e56de4e425f62ff6d243f0ab.jpg

Orcus Varuna
05/25/2017, 09:35 PM
Hey guys. Curious what your thoughts were with having a piece of Egg Crating over top of tank as far as light penetration? I have 2 active Clown and have top on for their protection. Coral wise does EC cut down on light that much?

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It will be just fine on a tank that size especially with that light. Eggcrate reduces the amount of light reaching the tank by about 2-4%. You can push plenty of extra photons to the tank with that setup to make up for the reduction in intensity. Also that's a nice setup you got there! Happy reefing


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