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    Currently I use plain old tin foil for the backing on my terrariums (lame, I know) and I'm looking to upgrade to something much better.

    What is the very best kind of reflective backing you can get? I think I heard it was mylar once. Also, where can you buy it? Is it expensive? Is it worth it? I need as much info as possible. Thanks!

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    Well I am almost positive its mylar, its basically a flexible mirror. I have heard it more expensive than tinfoil

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    You can buy mylar at most hydroponic shops. It comes in a role. I think I paied 25$Can. for a role 3 feet tall and I cant remember how long though.
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    What is a hydroponic shop? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Were u buy stuff for plants that u grow in water.. or someting =).
    For hydroponia or someting like that, hope i help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img].

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    The cheap way to get some mylar is to pick up one of those emergency heat blankets sold in sporting goods stores. They are small enough to fit in a shirt pocket (all folded up in the wrapper), and usually cost a couple of bucks. One blanket is enough material for several terrariums, and is extremely reflective.

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    Ah, that's a really good idea Tom! Do you think Big 5 would carry those?

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    But if you puncture those emergency blankets in any way, its lets out the special gas that make them very reflective of heat so if you do that, dont expect it to keep you warm. Hydroponics is when you grow plants in this very absorbent and airy material, usually made in marble like things so that you dont really have to worry about soil and things like that and somthing else which I can't remember.

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