DIY Aquarium Screen Top Kits - 1/4" Netting

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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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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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Hi, is the frame metal or plastic? Thanks.
Question by: Eric on Feb 18, 2014 6:20:00 AM
Hi Eric,
The frame itself is made from aluminum.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 18, 2014 6:20:00 AM
i have a jbj nano 28 that has a rounded front. is there a way to make this screen with a rounded front.
Question by: theo on Oct 31, 2013 4:08:00 PM
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.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 31, 2013 4:08:00 PM
Can this kit be purchased with 1/2" screen top netting?
Question by: Donald on Jul 5, 2014 6:17:00 AM
Hi Donald,
You can't get this exact kit with 1/2" netting but we do sell an identical product that is 1/2" instead of 1/4" which can be found at the link below:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/diy-aquarium-screen-top-kits-1-2-netting-1.html
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 5, 2014 6:17:00 AM
I just received this kit and put it together. When I did, my measurements were a little off and the screen top does not fit flush on my aquarium. Is there an easy way to take it apart and cut what I need to to make it fit? Or do I have to buy some more materials and start over from scratch? Thanks.
Question by: David on Apr 24, 2014 1:50:00 AM
Hi David,
You can just pull the spline out pretty easily. Once the spline is out the netting should fall right out. From there the frame can just be pulled out of the corners and trimmed if needed.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 24, 2014 1:50:00 AM
what material are the frames made out of. Could I cut 1/2 or 3/4" off segments?
Question by: debby on Apr 30, 2014 4:10:00 AM
Hi Debby,
They are made out of aluminum. In almost every tank situation your going to have to trim the frames to size. A hacksaw works the best for most folks.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 30, 2014 4:10:00 AM
How does this stay suspended if it is cut to fit the inside dimensions of the tank?
Question by: John on May 12, 2014 12:20:00 PM
Hi John,
On most tanks you would cut it long enough that it fits on the inside lip of the rim. If you have a rimless tank and you want to cut it smaller then the inside dimension then you would need some sort of bracket or clip.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 12, 2014 12:20:00 PM
I have a t5 fixture that sits on the frame of the tank on the sides. Will these system be compatible with it? Can I build this screen top so that it sits on the inside of the lip of the tanks rim?

Thanks,
Matt
Question by: Matt on Apr 2, 2014 6:34:00 AM
Hey Matt,
Most folks make the frame small enough to fit on the inside lip of the frame, so unless the legs on your light fixture protrude a lot on the inside lip, you should be just fine. There strong enough that if the frame was only supported on the front and back lips you usually wouldn't have any issues either.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 2, 2014 6:34:00 AM
What is the Frame con structured out of? Is it metal or plastic? Is it safe to have touching the water?
Question by: Wade on Jan 10, 2014 3:44:00 PM
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.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 10, 2014 3:44:00 PM
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?
Question by: Mike on Sep 12, 2013 7:35:00 AM
Hey Mike,
You got it. The 4ft kit comes with frame and netting to cover up to a 4ft x 3ft area.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 12, 2013 7:35:00 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?
Question by: Scott on Oct 28, 2013 8:07:00 AM
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.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 28, 2013 8:07:00 AM
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?
Question by: Jonathan on Oct 22, 2013 2:40:00 PM
Hey Jonathan,
I think this is what your looking for:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/clear-netting.html
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 22, 2013 2:40:00 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
Question by: Philip on Jan 15, 2014 6:21:00 PM
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.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 15, 2014 6:21:00 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?
Question by: Matt on Oct 21, 2013 5:52:00 PM
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.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 21, 2013 5:52:00 PM

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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  • Great kit By J on 8/9/2015

    It was easy to put together after watching the video. Works great and just what I needed to keep in the jumpers.
  • Easy Peasy By Donna on 7/28/2015

    This kit came with everything you need and it couldn't have been easier to put together. Had it done in 10-15 minutes and it looks great!
  • Great job thinking of the customer By Jan on 7/22/2015

    My fire goby jumped out.. the irony is that I had this kit sitting in the garage just waiting for me to put it up. A couple of months after ordering it, I finally got around to it. I had my kids stand on the netting to keep it taut... Well... I made it too tight and the sides pulled in a little. To my happy surprise, BRS included enough mesh for people like me to have a second shot at it. 2nd time around, made it less taut. Very happy with the product.
  • Great kit By TAK on 7/16/2015

    I am not very good at DIY projects and even I can put this together. Works great.
  • Great Kit By Rene on 6/1/2015

    Love the way this screen blends right in on the top of my rimless aquarium. It does the trick of keeping my jumping fish in. Pretty easy to assemble but easier with one helper when tightening the screen.
  • Good product. By Andrew on 5/24/2015

    Very easy to do project which works well. To get the screen a little tighter on the frame I duck taped the screen edges to the floor and then, with the tool, rolled it into place.
  • Simple, Easy and Clean By Zechirian on 5/19/2015

    Love this kit, ordered 2x2ft for my 120G Aqueon reef ready tank. Took about 30 minutes when all said and done. The results are pretty amazing.
  • Love this Kit By Jay on 5/5/2015

    Bought this screen top for my 90 gallon tank. Easy to put together and have not lost a fish to jumping. Upgrading to a180 gallon soon and will be putting one of these screen tops on that tank too.
  • Easy Assembly and Works Well By Nat3 on 4/24/2015

    This screen top kit works really well. It is easy to assemble and does a good job. I doesn't noticeable block any light and works well.
  • 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

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