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Works as advertised! By cmeyer24 on 6/10/13cmeyer24 would recommend this product to a friendExactly what I was looking for, and easy to cut and fit specifically to your tank!
Great kit By Lenny on 5/20/13Lenny would recommend this product to a friendThis kit has everything that you will need. I realize that you could get all the parts at Home Depot but you would have to purchase each item separately and for more money. Now I don't have to worry about my wrasse's jumping out of the tank!
Perfect top By Martin on 5/10/13Martin would recommend this product to a friendeasy to get together and does a nice finish. Definatly getting anoter set when i swap tank.
Great kit By TW on 5/7/13TW would recommend this product to a friendGreat job, BRS! I wish I had known about you all sooner. The kit was very easy to put together, though the 3'x2' dimensions likely mean almost everyone needs to trim this at least a little (probably cost-prohibitive for you to include a throw-away saw, though!). Luckily I have a hacksaw and some medium sandpaper. The assembly looks great and does its job. Thank you!
Great Solution By Mark on 5/3/13Mark would recommend this product to a friendThese are very easy to do and a great solution for jumpers. Took me about 1 1/2 hours to assemble 3 separate screens for my 250 gallon tank. You could probably go to Home Depot and get everything, but just much easier to get the DIY kit. Worth the money. Doesn't affect the lighting at all.
Easy assembly By Jim on 5/2/13Jim would recommend this product to a friendOrdered 3 ft. quarter in. mesh kit. All you need is a dremmel to cut the aluminum tubing. You get extra mesh and insert to hold mesh. Put it on my 40 breeder reef tank. The tubing is about 4 '' extra in length. I couldnot use it all since I have equipment hanging off back of tanksince I donot runa sump.So I just cut a 4'' strip of eggcrate to go around my skimmer,refugium,and penguin200 filter.Now I don't have to worry as much about my yellow coris wrasse jumping out of the tank.Well worth getting if you have FISH that jump!
Easy DIY screen By Linda on 4/20/13Linda would recommend this product to a friendI'm the rare female in this hobby whom is pretty handy. However, I needed a screen top for my new Deep Blue Professional 60g rimless and bought this kit with some hesitation. It was super easy and took about 30 minutes because I stretched the mesh too hard and hard to start over. Great looking clear mesh screen top which I couldn't find at Home Depot. Thanks BRS!
Great Solution By Logzor on 4/18/13Logzor would recommend this product to a friendI didn't give this 4-5 stars because they aluminum frames were not perfectly straight, which caused some problems. I had to inset this frame into a rimless aquarium and create small tabs to hold it in place. The slight arc in the frames created a 1/2"+ gap where fish could jump out.
Unless you're doing a highly precise installation then this option should work out perfectly for you.
awesome By screen guy on 4/9/13screen guy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIf people are willing to pay these kinds of prices,, I'm definitely going to incorporate screen tops in my screening business. Thanks BRS
Great kit! By Jeff K. on 3/24/13Jeff K. would recommend this product to a friendGreat product. Takes a little while to cut to size but no biggie, very easy. Doesn't cast any shadows, superb alternative to egg crates. Would def recommend to anyone looking for a sleek screen top to their aquarium. Quality stuff. Thanks BRS!
AWESOME By Myst on 3/14/13Myst would recommend this product to a friendThis is so easy to assemble. I was using Egg Crate and did not realize how much light the tank was missing out on. I purchased these screen top kits and Wow! GREAT Product
Works as designed By David on 3/10/13David would recommend this product to a friendWell packed, easy to build and looks good.
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Previously Asked Questions
by mike on March 31, 2013, @7:01 AM
am going to purchases this screen lid. does the heat hurt the netting ? my light is about 6 inches above the tank.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Mike,
Shouldn't be any issue at all, ours was left for years within inches of metal halide lighting. You will notice the netting possibly getting warm if you use a high intensity light like MH but it won't get hot.
by Joseph Jordan on April 2, 2013, @6:02 PM
What would you suggest to use to trim the frame sections down?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Joseph,
Great question. Just a plain old hacksaw is what we use around here!
by Mike on April 5, 2013, @3:30 PM
so for a 30" tank I would order the 3 ft kit right?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Mike,
That would generally be correct, you just need to make sure that the frame pieces are large enough for your tanks dimensions and then you will cut them to size.
by Trish on March 28, 2013, @5:29 PM
I could see how this would work fine with LEDs, but would it melt under metal halide lights?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Trish,
MH aren't an issue either with minimal spacing, in fact here at the office our cover spent well over a year just inches below a 2x 250MH fixture. That said you would not want them actually touching!
by dmolavi on June 5, 2013, @5:23 AM
What material is the framing made out of, vinyl or aluminum? If it's aluminum, isn't there an issue with corrosion from the salt water?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey there,
You are correct, the frames are made out of aluminum. Fortunately corrosion isn't an issue with the aluminum frames.
DIY Aquarium Screen Top Netting Kits Contents
|Width (x2)||Depth (x2)|
|2 Foot||2 Foot||2 Foot||4||6.5' x 2.5' ¼”||x||25'|
|3 Foot||3 Foot||2 Foot||4||6.5' x 2.5' ¼”||x||25'|
|4 Foot||4 Foot||3 Foot||4||6.5' x 6.5' ¼”||x||25'|
|5 Foot||5 Foot||4 Foot||4||6.5' x 6.5' ¼”||x||25'|
|6 Foot||6 Foot||4 Foot||4||6.5' x 6.5' ¼”||x||25'|
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