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shade percentage of white sheet

This is a discussion on shade percentage of white sheet within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just what the post says. I'm using one on my patio for my catts here ...

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    Default shade percentage of white sheet

    Just what the post says. I'm using one on my patio for my catts here in Houston, TX. Was wondering the percentage of shade a basic flat white sheet provides. Thanks!

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    Sorry, but I for one don't know the answer to your question. I use a commerical shade cloth, with various percentages. Right now, I have on a 40%, but may have to put on another one. Probably 50% or 62% & depending on how hot it gets in N. East Texas this year. Conditions are ALWAYS changing...Betty

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    Recently Kathi (Kmac) posted a link about simple light estimation by the AOS, here it is again, using just a white paper sheet and your hand you can estimate the light based on the shadow it casts.
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    thanks all! yea I just switched to proper shade cloth.

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