Componants Above Fish Tank....

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by MarkInKC, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. MarkInKC

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    This may not be the best place for this thread, so feel free to move it if you need to, but...

    I am finishing my basement with a theater (sort- of) in it, and the only logical place, and the place with the shortest run for component wires (i.e from amp to projector) is building a cabinet directly above my 125gal. fish tank.

    My brother in law said that moisture might be a problem, but other than increased humidity (which I can remedy with a de-humidifier) are there any other concerns? I am not worried about splashes etc., it will have a lid on it, and cleaning is not a real wet project (other than drips, which go down anyway). What do you think? I'll post pictures if I can...
     
  2. chris_everett

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    You probably want GFCI outlets for safety reasons (even if not required by code), but other than that, I would not be to concerned. Most electronic gear is fine up to 65% relative humidity (non-condensing) so I think that would be fine.
     
  3. MarkInKC

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    Yeah, I was planning on that, that's code actuallly, anything within 6 ft of a water source has to be GFCI. I was more concerned about the humidity levels.
     

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