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    If you're good at cutting glass, I suppose you could buy mirror tiles and cut them to fit and tack them on with silicone adhesive.

    I don't know why the tank manufacturers don't make a line with mirrors. They could mirror all the sides or leave one with plain glass/acrylic for those who like to turn the tank on the side and sell mirrored sliding door for the opening. They could even use one-way mirrors so you could see the inside of the tank if you turned the outside lights off. Remember you saw the idea here first

    I have to admit that Utricularia do indeed suck. It's that pressure difference thing with the bladders/traps.
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    negative pressure differential, pressure is inversely proportional to volume... the prey gets pushed in

    hehehehe, sorry couldn't resist

    (teaches a fluid power class, and my students say I'm kinda anal about pressure differential)


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    When I get mine I'm just gonna tape it to poster board. Been procrastinating to do that though. :P
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    Tried poster board once. Wasn't that good. At all.
    Things that have worked well for me, mirrored aquarium backing which is kinda pricey and this stuff called Panda Film, which I already mentioned. Good stuff!

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    I first got some cheap mirrors which fit exactly into my lowlandtank. So thats what I used for it. And for my highland tank I bought some crome foil which you can put on your car or for advertising boards.
    It was really cheap (cheaper then mylar in sweden) just about 5 for meter.

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    What was wrong with the poster board that it didn't work out? It's just mylar.. taped to something hard..The properties of the mylar don't change.
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    That should work quite well. I thought you meant just posterboard. I tried white posterboard for abit to see if it'd work. And it really didn't. At least not too well....

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