Hello, I'm new here and I had a question about an acrylic diy splash/condensation guard that I'm wanting to make for my 10 gallon "Aquaculture" freshwater tank. I know normally you wouldn't need this for this kind of tank but I have two decorations that blow bubbles and the tops come to about the middle or a little higher in the tank and when the bubbles come to the surface they pop and spray water on my hood and I would like to keep that dry considering the lights are right there.
So back to my question.lol
I will be ordering from this site: Clear Acrylic Sheets: TAP Plastics
And it will be roughly 20 1/2" x 9 1/2" and I would like it as thin as possible (1/16", 3/32", or 1/8") Will that bow or bend in the middle? Or will it be strong enough to hold itself up? The edges of the acrylic will be sitting on the lip that my aquarium hood sits and then the hood will be on top of that. so the edges will be at least a little supported.
Sorry for the long post! Any advice or info is greatly appreciated
Ps. Will the heat from my 10 watt "lights of america" fluorescent bulbs effect the acrylic at all? They wouldn't be touching it.