Don't distress....you got some good advice above, but I think jasonpatterson is trying to stress safety because he doesn't know what level of expertise you're at with things electrical and he doesn't want to see you get into trouble in the pursuit of your hobby.
Good luck and don't give up!
Not trying to be mean, but I got a pretty good notion of the level of expertise from his or her original post, and I'll politely call it 'beginner.' I wasn't trying to be too overly concerned with safety or anything, but the things that I listed are basic wiring stuff. I agree entirely with the don't give up part as well.
1) What are these bases called to mount the bulbs ??????? I need specific terms because if I go to lowes I am not going to know what to look for or even ask someone what I need.
2) what would these enclosures be called or do I have to make them?
3) excuse me, I meant to say canopy those clamp lights with the hood will not fit under my canopy this is why I posted link to the smaller reflectors.
4) what Kind of switch ? a regular light switch ?
Can someone give me a list of what is needed ? AGAIN I HAVE NO CLUE all I am getting is don't buy online and you need this and that but don't have specifics of what I need
I saw this before I posted this thread
what are the black mounts called ? I see his wires are exposed and this is what is not safe like you stated.
I few more I found with white mounts or bases ?
1. Don't know what it's called. If you wanted to buy what I was talking about, you'd go to a Lowe's or Home Depot, find the aisle with switches and plugs and such and look for a thing to screw lightbulbs into. It looks like someone took the top off of a lamp and is selling it.
2. You could make them, you can buy them, whatever. Basically, it's against electrical code to have an exposed wiring connection because it creates a shock/fire hazard. Whenever two wires are joined, they have to be inside something. That can be a plastic or metal box in a wall, or simply the inside of a lamp. With the lamp base you listed, you should be able to wire the base and then attach it to something (a piece of plastic or metal or wood) such that you couldn't poke your finger in there and get zapped.
3. You can possibly find a clamp on shop light with a removable reflector and replace them with the ones that you like. You'd just have to look around for one that looks easy to disassemble.
4. You could do it with a regular light switch or with any switch capable of handling the power you want to use (also available at any hardware store.) A regular switch would also need to be mounted in a box of some sort.
The black hood that you linked looks kind of cool, I agree, but honestly, I think you'd have to be nuts to wire it that way and leave it over a tank full of water. Any of the spots where you can see bare wire would be live, and if you were to pick that thing up while it was turned on, you'd get zapped. It may actually be up to code even, I'm not 100% sure. That type of socket is super old fashioned, so it might be available for replacement but not current installation, or maybe it's still allowed. I assumed it had connections under the socket for the wiring and that the exposed screws were for mounting, but I assumed wrong.
The other hood has bases with a recess behind the porcelain part that encloses the wiring. Mounting it on the board completes the enclosure I was talking about.