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Lexan and my MH


Lexan and my MH

I asked for advice on how to replace my MH glass which had shattered.  I was told to use Lexan.  This is what happened 10 minutes after turning on the light.


    Wow, glass?
    Wh o and the hell told you to use lexan? They should be shot.
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    devilsadvocate
    Feb 02 2012 06:37 PM
    damn.
    You need to go to a glass shop and get a piece of glass. I think the glass needs a filter in the glass itself. What kind of fixture is that? I have a extra glass for a sunpod I will give you if it will work. PM me if I can help in anyway.
    Just checked you need UV glass. Most MH fixtures have UV glass. Some corallife fixtures use bulbs with a UV shield built into the bulb.
    LFS advice? Please say yes.
    A big part of asking for advice is making sure the person helping you is smarter than yourself...... You chose poorly
    wow!?
    Unfortunately not LFS advice, but rather I hate to say it, but it was NR advice. If you search my threads, you'll find it over the last few days. Lawnman--thanks so much for the help. I ended up just buying a replacement from JBJ After all the hastle of ACE hardware cutting the glass and that going bad, then my cutting Lexan and that going bad, I just figured I'll drop the extra cash.
    Good deal. Make sure you get a piece of UV glass to cover the tank until you get the replacement glass.