DIY Aquarium Screen Top Kits for Rimless Tanks - 1/8" Netting

1/8" Screen Net Top Kit
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Why does BRS recommend this?


We make a screen top for every tank we set-up at BRS! Clear netting lets about 99% of light through unlike glass or acrylic all the while keeping your beloved fish and critters in.


Build a screen top for your aquarium on your own with one of our DIY Kits. If you have a rimless tank just simply select the length of your tank for the proper sized screen netting kit.


Available for the follow tank sizes:



  • 2 Foot Rimless

  • 3 Foot Rimless

  • 4 Foot Rimless

  • 5 Foot Rimless

  • 6 Foot Rimless


 


Each kit includes frame sections, screen corners, roll of 1/8" netting, spline roller and spline.

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Why does BRS recommend this?

We make a screen top for every tank we set-up at BRS! Clear netting lets about 99% of light through unlike glass or acrylic all the while keeping your beloved fish and critters in.

Build a screen top for your aquarium on your own with one of our DIY Kits. If you have a rimless tank just simply select the length of your tank for the proper sized screen netting kit.

Available for the follow tank sizes:

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

 

Each kit includes frame sections, screen corners, roll of 1/8" netting, spline roller and spline.More

DIY Aquarium Screen Top Kits for Rimless Tanks - 1/8" Netting

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2 Ft DIY 1/8" Screen Top Netting Kit
SKU: 220180
$37.99
 
 
3 Ft DIY 1/8" Screen Top Netting Kit
SKU: 220185
$39.99
 
 
4 Ft DIY 1/8" Screen Top Netting Kit
SKU: 220190
$44.99
 
 
5 Ft DIY 1/8" Screen Top Netting Kit
SKU: 220195
$54.99
 
 
6 Ft DIY 1/8" Screen Top Netting Kit
SKU: 220200
$59.99
 

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Product Questions

Would this work for a rimless bowfront tank?
Question by: Cerissa Blair on Apr 25, 2016 11:12:00 PM
Great question!
These are not designed to work with Bowfront aquariums.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 26, 2016 2:36:00 PM
Is there an option available for a biocube? I have a Radion XR30W I'm going to run on my BC 29 but need to find a clean way to keep it covered since I won't run the stock good.
Question by: Adam on Jan 14, 2016 12:14:00 PM
Great question, There is not currently an option for rounded corner tanks unfortunately. The elbows on the kit are full right angles and will force the screen to fit well outside of the aquarium or well inside of the aquarium. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 14, 2016 4:52:00 PM
I am trying to decide between the 1/4" and the 1/8" tops. Do they effect PAR and if so is there a difference between the two? In simpler terms would the 1/8" potentially block more light.
Question by: Jason on Jan 27, 2016 10:02:00 AM
Hey there!
Overall the difference is negligible between par or blocking light as the netting is so thin. In most cases we use the 1/4" netting however many applications may have smaller fish. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 5:36:00 PM
How is the top held in place on rimless tanks? Does it rest on top of the rim, is it pressure fit inside the tank or are there clips for it to rest on?
Question by: Alden on Mar 20, 2016 11:01:00 AM
Great question!
You can use aquarium lid clips on a rimless tank (listed below) For the rimmed tanks you can simply place the frame on the rim of the tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/auqa-gadget-screen-top-suspension-clips-innovative-marine.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 21, 2016 5:37:00 PM
1/8 or 1/4 is that the tickness of the screen or the size of the opening in the screen? Also what's the size of those corners? I have quite a few tight corners to work with. Thanks!
Question by: Larry on Jan 19, 2016 1:54:00 PM
Great question!
The 1/8 and 1/4 is the hole size between the screen netting. The corners will fit into the frame and on the ends will increase the size 1" (the area of the corner which is not inserted into the frame) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 27, 2016 2:52:00 PM
Would it be possible to fabricate a top with both inside and outside corners? I'd like to be able to make "cutouts" around my kessil mounts. As my tank is euro braced and that is where the Kessil mounts are attached, to the bracing. Otherwise I'd have to make the cover 3" or so smaller in width to work. Which isn't ideal. Thanks
Question by: Christopher Baldwin on Feb 2, 2016 6:54:00 PM
Great question!
Buy purchasing extra elbows you can make 90 degree cut outs! I have included a link to our separate elbows below.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/window-corner-for-diy-aquarium-screen-tops.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 24, 2016 5:01:00 PM
I have a 265 gallon 7' x 2' tank with three openings. Would I need three of the 3' screens?
Question by: Talon on Jun 23, 2016 8:37:00 AM
Correct, if your screen openings are wider than 2x2 you will need the 3x3 tops. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 29, 2016 4:59:00 PM

Full Details

Rimless tanks are becoming more and more common and we all know why, they simply just look better. They do require a full sized net top to span the full length of the aquarium, keeping your fish in the tank. Many people will make their own plastic brackets, magnets, or come up with their own DIY way  to suspend the top just inside of the glass of the tank for the best overall look. Innovative Marine has their Auqa Gadget Screen Top Suspension Clips, which work very well with rimless tanks making suspending the top super easy.

 

Rimless Kits:

Rimless kits come with full length frame sections to span the total length of the tank to create a single screen top. Only 4 corners are needed to complete a rimless screen net top kit.

 

1/8" DIY Aquarium Screen Top Netting Kits Quick Compare

Aquarium SizeFrame SectionsScreen CornersNetting RollSpline RollerSpline
Width
Depth
2 Foot 2x 2 Foot 2x 2 Foot 4 6.5' x 2.5' 1/8” x 25'
3 Foot 2x 3 Foot 2x 2 Foot 4 6.5' x 2.5' 1/8” x 25'
4 Foot Rimless
2x 4 Foot 2x 3 Foot 4 6.5' x 6.5' 1/8” x 25'
4 Foot Rimmed 2x 4 Foot 2x 4 Foot 8 6.5' x 6.5' 1/8” x 25'
5 Foot Rimless
2x 5 Foot 2x 4 Foot 4 6.5' x 6.5' 1/8” x 25'
5 Foot Rimmed 3x 4 Foot 3x 4 Foot 8 6.5' x 6.5' 1/8” x 25'
6 Foot Rimless
2x 6 Foot 2x 4 Foot 4 6.5' x 6.5' 1/8” x 25'
6 Foot Rimmed 3x 4 Foot 3x 4 Foot 12 6.5' x 6.5' 1/8” x 25'

Assembly Required:

Screen frame can easily be cut with a typical hack saw or saw with a metal blade.

 

 

 

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4 Items

  • Great lid kit By Andrew on 9/1/2016

    This kit is east to put toeather and looks great when it's on the tank. Sleek and low profile. It does a great job of keeping cat hands out of the tank.
  • Works great. By Kman on 4/11/2016

    This DYI screen top is very easy. I built this for my 4 foot rimless tank. The only thing you'll need that doesn't come with this kit is a hack saw. I have a dremel so I used that. Follow the instructions its very straight forward. I built the screen by myself.
  • Excatly what I wanted. By Peter on 4/5/2016

    This kit plus a hack saw from your local hardware store makes an awesome screen top. Definitely helps to have a second set of hands to keep the netting taut.
  • Great! Exceeded my expectations By Pgeek on 11/16/2015

    Phenomenal fit and look. Follow the instruction video and have a helper help the netting firm. Definitely recommend this.