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This is a discussion on A mirror? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; As a lot of you know, my plants are out on my balcony for the ...

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    As a lot of you know, my plants are out on my balcony for the summer. Would putting a large mirror behind them on the balcony wall increase the light? I've read that a reflective surface is a good plan to increase light levels (or at least get more coverage). I'm concerned that the light reflecting off a mirror could potentially burn the plants or set them on fire or something, though. haha

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    Lol! I'd probably be ok as long as the light hitting the mirror is also shaded. Is this another Alice in Wonderland reference? Are you going to go through the looking glass?Posted via Mobile Device

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    I don't think I'll be traveling through it, but it's about to be travelling onto my downstairs neighbor if he doesn't stop parking in my spot.

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    I hear you! I rent a condo and some a$&hole keeps using my guest spot. I'd confront him if he didn't have a strangely modified car spraypainted black with grenades stenciled all over it. Here's to just calling the HOA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    I hear you! I rent a condo and some a$&hole keeps using my guest spot. I'd confront him if he didn't have a strangely modified car spraypainted black with grenades stenciled all over it. Here's to just calling the HOA!
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    We seem to be in the same situation my friend. This douchebag is always trying to peddle weed on me when I pass by him and has these giant, ugly rims on his truck. I'd rather not be on his hitlist.

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    You could use a reflective material like Orca Grow Film that is available at most Hydro-stores. You could look at there information on line to see if this would help you out. I used this indoors for my T-5 set up. Good Luck Rich

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    Actually, a flat white surface is more reflective of light than a mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    Actually, a flat white surface is more reflective of light than a mirror.
    Wait...how is that possible?!

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    Call the cops...anonymously.
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    Wait, white is white because it reflects all the colors in the spectrum while black absorbs all of them.....maybe that is how it's possible?

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