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  • DIY Aquarium Screen Tops

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Build a screen top for your aquarium on your own with one of our DIY Kits.


Available for the follow tank sizes:



  • 2 Foot

  • 3 Foot

  • 4 Foot

  • 5 Foot

  • 6 Foot 


Each kit includes frame sections, screen corners, roll of 1/4" netting, spline roller and spline. See Full Details below.

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  • Quick Overview

Build a screen top for your aquarium on your own with one of our DIY Kits.

Available for the follow tank sizes:

  • 2 Foot
  • 3 Foot
  • 4 Foot
  • 5 Foot
  • 6 Foot 

Each kit includes frame sections, screen corners, roll of 1/4" netting, spline roller and spline. See Full Details below.More

DIY Aquarium Screen Top Kits - 1/4" Netting

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2 Ft DIY 14" Screen Top Netting Kit
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  • by theo on October 31, 2013, @4:08 PM

    i have a jbj nano 28 that has a rounded front. is there a way to make this screen with a rounded front.

    Bulk Reef Supply Hi Theo,
    Unfortunately the frame doesn't bend well. What most folks do is make a square/rectangle shaped screen to cover what they can as its better then nothing.

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  • by Eric on February 18, 2014, @6:20 AM

    Hi, is the frame metal or plastic? Thanks.

    Bulk Reef Supply Hi Eric,
    The frame itself is made from aluminum.

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  • by Wade on January 10, 2014, @3:44 PM

    What is the Frame con structured out of? Is it metal or plastic? Is it safe to have touching the water?

    Bulk Reef Supply Hi Wade,
    The frame is made from aluminum. It won't rust and water splashing on it/salt spray isn't an issue though I wouldn't suggest actually submerging it.

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  • by Mike on September 12, 2013, @7:35 AM

    This may be a stupid question but I have a 55 gallon tank. The dimensions are 48 x 13 x 20. I just need to order the 4 foot kit correct?

    Bulk Reef Supply Hey Mike,
    You got it. The 4ft kit comes with frame and netting to cover up to a 4ft x 3ft area.

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  • by Philip on January 15, 2014, @6:21 PM

    Just wanted to make sure everything is correct before I ordered the kit. My tank is 18 x 18 x 18, so that means I should order the 2 feet kit? Thank you

    Bulk Reef Supply Hey Phillip,
    You are correct! You cut them down to size so you just want to make sure they are atleast as long as the sides of your tank.

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  • by Jonathan on October 22, 2013, @2:40 PM

    I have bought just the screen in the past. I use it to make custom lids for people with acrylic. Is the mesh on its own still available?

    Bulk Reef Supply Hey Jonathan,
    I think this is what your looking for:
    http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/clear-netting.html

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  • by Scott on October 28, 2013, @8:07 AM

    Is the 1/4" spacing of the grid?

    How will it affect reef light?

    What's the best way to cut the framing pieces to the fit my tank?

    Bulk Reef Supply Hi Scott,
    Correct, its the grid spacing on the netting. It has a very minimal effect on the amount of light in the tank. The easiest way to cut the framing is with a simple hacksaw.

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  • by Matt on October 21, 2013, @5:52 PM

    What is the best way to cut this? If my tank is a 90 gallon (48.5 inches by 18.5 inches), the 4 foot section covers the length, but too much on the width. Suggestions?

    Bulk Reef Supply Hey Matt,
    A hacksaw works just fine for the screen frame. The netting itself is soft enough to easily be cut by a razor blade.

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Full Details

DIY Aquarium Screen Top Netting Kits Contents

Aquarium Size

Frame Sections

Screen Corners

Netting Roll

Spline Roller Spline
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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  • Just as described By aquamom on 4/9/2015

    It was an ease to put together and has kept my saltwater fish from the carpet.
  • Love this kit By Brandon on 3/31/2015

    Very easy to assemble, gives a nice clean low profile look to the tank, and keeps small fish from jumping out
  • 3FT + 1/4" netting By Kelly on 3/13/2015

    After losing a fish via open top and not liking a canopy option. I came across the netting option. Measure twice and cut once fits perfect with nice rigid netting. I found its better to test fit part way through to make sure it will fit your aquariums trim top. Think of an L shape. Took all of 15- 20mins to complete
  • Keeps the Fish In By Michael on 3/5/2015

    Aside from operator (me) error while assembling it, its very functional and it keeps the fish in and does not affect the light flow into the tank. I love the fact that this was a kit and had eveything I needed. The next time I get a tank, I am definietly buying another netting kit.
  • Piece of cake By Ray on 2/24/2015

    Went together easy. Doesn't create the checkerboard shadows that my old egg crate top did.
  • Easy to do By Reefer on 2/4/2015

    I was very pleased with how easy this was to do. This was my first time using a screen roller and rolling a screen, and I did this the first time with no issues what so ever. Comes with enough screen to replace again if you need to. The final product looks great and professional and it doesn't cast shadows in your tank. The best part is the peace of mind knowing that your "jumper" fish will still be in your tank when you return home from being gone.
  • Very nice, easy to put together. Well worth the money. t y By DIFF on 1/24/2015

    Figure in the corners before yu cut to size, also a dremel & some safety glasses will make it quick.
  • Perfect By Andrew on 1/21/2015

    This was the perfect screen top I needed and wish I had before my clown jumped out and died. Good quality material.
  • Great way to protect suicidal fish By Joshua on 12/15/2014

    Being fish they have a rough life and sometimes they have suicidal tendencies. This is a safety net just in case one of your fish decide they don't want to live anymore. It assemblies easy enough with a hacksaw and 20mins of your time.

    Pros: I ordered two 2ft sections for each of my tanks and they ended up sending me 3'x7' sections of clear mesh instead of what I would have expected 2'x2'section so I have plenty of extra cloth for replacement down the line if I need it.

    Before final assembly I cut a hole in the screen top and was able to route the heater cord up and over and then attached the netting around it making it look rather smooth and minimize the hole I had to cut to prevent those pesky jumpers.

    Cons: The only thing I can say is my hacksaw wasn't sharp enough so when starting the cutting it would skip around and scuff it up a little bit. Not a huge issue but I would be keen to find a slightly better solution to make it look flawless. This isn't a fault of the product but of my inability to figure out a better solution.

    The only other thing I ran into is I have a light mounting kit that interferes with the whole top so I need to get four extra corners so I can put a notch in the back of the top so it can be easily removed. Again, not a problem with the product but a heads up if you have a similar issue you may want to buy four extra corners when you order the kit.
  • Why didn't I buy this sooner? By 9StickN8 on 12/9/2014

    I have an open top 105g. I had 2 Flame Hawkfish jump to their demise. I think 1 was eaten by my cat Purseus... RIP Firehawk. It was time for me to add a screen top!

    The thing that held me back was cord management. How was I going to do this? You could leave a slight gap at the rear of tank.
    What I did was purchase clear, rubber stick-on feet (meant for underneath speakers, lamps etc) I purchased an 8 pack for a couple bucks. I placed the sticky feet as spacers everything is kosher now! My screen fits on the edge of my tank allowing my cords to exit the tank.

    This project was much easier than I anticipated!
  • Works Great By Russell on 11/22/2014

    Very happy with the quality, simplicity, and look of this DIY screen top. The mesh does not cause any noticeable shadowing which I was very happy to find.

    Only small nit is that the straight pieces are the dimensions that are listed so when you put in the angle, the completed screen will be 1-1.5" longer than shown. The material is very easy to miter to the correct length, but you still have to go through the effort.

    Also happy that you have plenty of extra mesh in case you mess up the first time or decide to change tanks in the future I can re-use.
  • Great look. Doesn't hurt light shimmer. By Randall on 11/13/2014

    Measure twice. Cut once. The netting is rigid enough that little effort was needed to assemble without any sag. Nice look with good light pass though. Jump Nemo. Jump.

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