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Thread: Screen vs. glass

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    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
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    All mesh hole size and window thickness & properties aside, of the two, which would allow more sunlight or would lead to more redness or growth in the plants - a mesh window or a glass window?

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    glass probably. unless you get the light protected windows.
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    Mesh will block some light. Go with glass.

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    But will won't glass block some essentials that a screen wouldn't?

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    'Only if the glass is made to block the essentials right?

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    Hey Jim, you are right about glass blocking some of the UV rays that the plants need. That is a problem that people have when they keep certain lizards and things that need the vitamins from the light but the glass filters them out.

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    Some but it's really negligable. I've used glass and acrylic covers and it's OK jim, it's OK.

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    Most glass blocks lots of UV. Ultraviolet radiation is said to be responsible for inspiring the nice coloration in our plants leaves. It is also the main component in sunlight said to inhibit undesirable fungi and nematodes.

    See information at this link: Answers about glass and UV Light



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