Do any of you running URI VHO bulbs on your tanks also run reflectors in your canopies?
I called HelloLights today because one of my bulbs I ordered wasnt a URI and I wanted to exchange it. They said they would exchange it if I wanted, but recomended going with a reflector instead. He said even with URI bulbs a relector will put about 10-15% more light into the tank. Is this true? Or should I just exchange the bulb and call it a day?
I understand this and stated that in my post. What I was asking is if HelloLights was giving good advice, or just trying to make another sale? They said that an external reflector is still a good idea even with URI bulbs.
Great info guys! But I painted the inside of my canopy in a gloss white paint, so I dont think Id really gain any from a flat reflector. I agree a shaped reflector would be a good investment, if available. So Im just going to go fro the exchange.
For fish and softies / zoos would you do 1- actinic and 2- 10k, or 1-actininc and 2- 50/50?