Question about UV

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Jericho199
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I have an 80 gallon tank with 4 sliders in it. Accross the top I have a 48\" strip light with a bulb that gives off 33% UVA and 8% UVB. The water level in the tank is very high (about 2 inches from the top of the tank), so I placed thin lexan sheets (very similar to plexiglass, but stronger) under the striplight to prevent damage from evaportion or the turtles splashing.

My question is, will the lexan block any of the UV rays? They\'re really thin and I try to keep them free of hard water build-up and such.
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yes it will block the uvb ray...about the other uv i\'m not too sure...i read somewhere that plexi block like 30% of the uvb and glass something like 95%...
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Well 30% isn\'t too bad. THat\'s still 5-6% UVB coming through (I think most standard lights have 3%)

Otherwise do you think there\'s any other way to prevent dmg to the bulb other than the lexan?
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maybe raise it a little bit higher?
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Dunno why I didn\'t think of that @_@ A much better alternative then lowering the water level. Thanks! Should be an easy fix.
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check the pic i put in ur question in turtle help...it might give u another idea to fix ur problem...
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anytime:)
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