Needing a little advice on projects to upgrade a couple of tank hoods in the near future. I suppose I'm a fairly competent all-around DIY'er, but this will involve water and electricity in close proximity, so mistakes are going to be pretty much verboten, at least from a fishy health standpoint!
There's no shortage of design ideas available, but my biggest worry is the aforementioned lighting issue. I want to re-use a pair of LED
modules that seem to provide plenty of light and been working great for almost a year now over the big tank. They look like this:
Mounting and integrating them into the new hood should pose little problem, except I'm not sure what if any, separation or water barrier is required. They presently sit atop a crappy glass cover that's got to go. I guess my questions are: Do I need to make a plexi or polycarbonate surround barrier to shield them from moisture inside the new hood as they are now above the glass top?
I thought maybe a couple small fan extractors would do the trick, or maybe just RTV'ing the assembly cracks around the units. Dunno.
I like to keep things simple, but never at the expense of safety. TIA!