Fun project everything you need included By surfishjoe on 2/13/14
surfishjoe would recommend this product to a friend
I shopped around and the kit from BRS was better quality and less hassle than trying to piece something locally. Yes i probably could have saved a few bucks but the end result is well worth it. I have a great looking top that was easy to put together with no surprises. One tip- take your time cutting the frame with a hacksaw as the frame is easy to damage. Thanks BRS!
Good product. By Axizo2 on 1/21/14
Axizo2 would recommend this product to a friend
If you use the proper tools and follow directions this DIY screen should work just fine. I used You tube videos and was able to put it together fairly quickly. Fits well as a screen and does not effect light shimmer at all.
Great finish for a rimless tank By Richard on 1/21/14
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
I used this for my Deep Blue 60 cube and it came out great. Don't try to make the screen to tight or it will twist the frame. I made it just smaller than the inside dimensions of the glass and it sits inside so perfectly you can't even tell is there.
works well By Phormium on 12/18/13
Phormium would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great product--the frame is easy to cut and put together, tight fit so that it's not flimsy, sits flat and the mesh is also easy to get straight and taut. Depending on the size of your tank, there is lots leftover of the screen and the spline for future changes or repairs which is a nice bonus. Overall somewhat expensive but the results were worth it.
Looks Sharp By Michael on 11/25/13
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Yes, I am aware that you could probably find all the parts for this kind of build at a hardware store, potentially even for less money. That's not the point of this kit. The point is that you buy a kit that's been tested over other people's tanks that you know works and won't require a single (or subsequent) trip to the hardware store. I used a simple hacksaw and rotary tool to cut and smooth the 3 foot kit to fit my Nuvo 24. It looks great and keeps my temps down in the hot Texas climate.
not worth it By Levi on 8/26/13
Levi wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I got the same kit at my local home improvement store for under 10 dollars. This is such a rip off I would hope people aren't seriously paying this much for this junk.
works well/ cost effective By dru on 7/29/13
dru would recommend this product to a friend
I have a custom sized rectangular tank with wrasses who jump. The top worked perfectly. While not quick to assemble.with frame cutting and inching along to get the screening tight,the final product looked great. I compared pricing for the kit components at a local hardware store and BRS was price competitive.
Got what I expected By mntbighker on 7/22/13
mntbighker would recommend this product to a friend
I am not a big fan of the frame material but in general this seems to be the only game in town if you want this type of cover with clear screen material. I hope it holds up to the salt environment. The build process is pretty simple, but can be a little finicky to keep the screen tight and the frame square.
Works as advertised! By cmeyer24 on 6/10/13
cmeyer24 would recommend this product to a friend
Exactly what I was looking for, and easy to cut and fit specifically to your tank!
Great kit By Lenny on 5/20/13
Lenny would recommend this product to a friend
This 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 5/10/13
Martin would recommend this product to a friend
easy to get together and does a nice finish. Definatly getting anoter set when i swap tank.
Great kit By TW on 5/7/13
TW would recommend this product to a friend
Great 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 5/3/13
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
These 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 5/2/13
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered 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 4/20/13
Linda would recommend this product to a friend
I'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 4/18/13
Logzor would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 4/9/13
screen guy wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
If 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 3/24/13
Jeff K. would recommend this product to a friend
Great 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 3/14/13
Myst would recommend this product to a friend
This 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 3/10/13
David would recommend this product to a friend
Well packed, easy to build and looks good.
Works Great By Jamie on 2/25/13
Jamie would recommend this product to a friend
Easily assembled. Does exactly what it is meant to and perfectly as described.
FABULOUS KIT!! By Todd on 1/13/13
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to assemble with a very clean and custom look. Great for keeping fish in and kids toys out!
Great Custom Look, Super Service By Richard on 12/14/12
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
My 120 Gal has a center-brace. Ried helped me modify the kit to maintain kit price with addition of extra corner braces & frame. As others mention it goes together quickly and its not hard to get the netting taut. The brown/black frame is a perfect compliment to my Aqueon Tank.
I had to account for a few cords & tubes entering the water at the back so I had to leave a gap. The frames are strong enough to span the 24'' gaps without a problem. I had plenty of each kit item and didn't have to buy a roll of spline at the local box store. This saved $$. Great product!
Excellent Buy!! By Dan on 12/10/12
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
Exactly what i needed, BRS!! only took me about 30mins to assemble a screen top for my 90G :) Wish I knew about these kits awhile ago!!