Blocking the Glare - Need Advice

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Blocking the Glare - Need Advice

Postby yanchus17 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:11 am

Hello all.

I am looking for ways to get ride of glare on the back and the sides of the tank. I have a picture being printed for the back, but was looking for ideas for the sides.

I have heard of black construction paper, and even painting the inside and sealing it.

Looking for advice on do's and don'ts for this please. If I went the construction paper route, is tape safe to use on the inside of the enclosure? Or if I painted, does it have to be on the outside?

Thanks!
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Re: Blocking the Glare - Need Advice

Postby ZeroAnkoku » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:50 am

yanchus17 wrote:Hello all.

I am looking for ways to get ride of glare on the back and the sides of the tank. I have a picture being printed for the back, but was looking for ideas for the sides.

I have heard of black construction paper, and even painting the inside and sealing it.

Looking for advice on do's and don'ts for this please. If I went the construction paper route, is tape safe to use on the inside of the enclosure? Or if I painted, does it have to be on the outside?

Thanks!




For the construction paper from my understanding you may want to go lighter in color. Are you trying to get rid of glare specifically or reflections? Darker typically reflects more depending on the color..I went with a light green and it works well.
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Re: Blocking the Glare - Need Advice

Postby yanchus17 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:53 am

ZeroAnkoku wrote:For the construction paper from my understanding you may want to go lighter in color. Are you trying to get rid of glare specifically or reflections? Darker typically reflects more depending on the color..I went with a light green and it works well.


Reflections and glare in general. Did you put it on the outside of the tank? Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Blocking the Glare - Need Advice

Postby MrSpectrum » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:09 pm

In general, glare is usually the result of the room the enclosure is in being brighter than the enclosure's interior. One solution is to decrease ambient light level in the room; another is to increase the light level in the enclosure.

Or is there some other cause of the glare?
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Re: Blocking the Glare - Need Advice

Postby yanchus17 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:01 am

MrSpectrum wrote:In general, glare is usually the result of the room the enclosure is in being brighter than the enclosure's interior. One solution is to decrease ambient light level in the room; another is to increase the light level in the enclosure.

Or is there some other cause of the glare?


Hey! It's the reflections inside of the enclosure. I didn't realize darker colours reflected more. I am going to try the light green as previously suggested and see if that helps tone down the reflections inside of the tank. Is it safe to put the construction paper inside the enclosure, or tape it to the outside?
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Re: Blocking the Glare - Need Advice

Postby ZeroAnkoku » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:56 am

yanchus17 wrote:
MrSpectrum wrote:In general, glare is usually the result of the room the enclosure is in being brighter than the enclosure's interior. One solution is to decrease ambient light level in the room; another is to increase the light level in the enclosure.

Or is there some other cause of the glare?


Hey! It's the reflections inside of the enclosure. I didn't realize darker colours reflected more. I am going to try the light green as previously suggested and see if that helps tone down the reflections inside of the tank. Is it safe to put the construction paper inside the enclosure, or tape it to the outside?


Sure thing! I don't see an issue with taping it inside, I would just be cautious of how your bearded dragon reacts with it. Like potentially tearing and creating chunks in the enclosure. I personally mounted mine outside which helped; however if you mount it inside you may need to change it out at some point if it gets messy etc. If it is mounted inside then obviously any color would be fine. The light colors would only be if you had it mounted on the outside which still has a slight glare.

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