- 1/8" Clear Netting - Bulk Reef Supply
Why does BRS recommend this?
Every tank we set up at BRS we make a screen net top for. They will save you a ton of money down the line after you have a few fish jump out of your tank, and you find them on the floor. About half of reef fish will jump high enough to get out of a tank, and unless you are there to get them back in right away, it will most likely end up in a loss. Clear netting lets about 99% of light through unlike glass or acrylic.
Clear Netting is commonly used in several DIY projects like DIY aquarium screen tops. Our clear netting lets about 99% of light through, unlike glass tops which can block up to 30% of light trying to get through. Screen Frame is available at almost any hardware store, however, we do stock screen frame and have kits available as well.
With two sizes available (1/8" and 1/4") we suggest selecting a netting size that your smallest fish will not fit through.
Perfect size for smaller fish By McGene on 8/21/2018McGene would recommend this product to a friendDecided on the 1/8 size rather than the 1/4 since I have a JBJ45 and keep smaller fish. Not sure how much it impacts lighting -- but, right now I'm running a FOWLR system -- so lighting is not an issue. May opt for a few corals in the future.
Great stuff By Gordon on 5/5/2018Gordon would recommend this product to a friendOkay, I could have got the 1/4 inch but the extra peace of mind I get from the 1/8 inch screen is worth the small lose of par.I had a lot of the frame and spline already from fixing patio screen but I did buy the netting on here and am very pleased with it.
works great By Erik on 3/15/2018Erik would recommend this product to a friendExactly what it says on the tin. Was easy to install ok my diy screen top and should be much better at keeping small fish in.
AWESOME By blabay on 10/14/2017blabay would recommend this product to a friendMade a custom top for my 54 corner tank. Worked great. A little hard to stretch out because of the creases from being folded up, but that being said, it turned out great.
Easy to use By David on 8/15/2017David would recommend this product to a friendUsed this to make a screen top for my 93 cube. First time making a screen of anything and it turned out great. This stuff is easy to use. I used some left over as a light block for the back edges of my stand I spay painted it flat black and doubled it up. No more refugium light leak.
Finished Nicely By Well Pleased on 6/18/2017Well Pleased would recommend this product to a friendThe smaller 1/8 inch seemed to finish tighter and smoother than the 1/4 inch top I made previously. I didn't have to heat shrink it or try to work with it. It just worked perfectly first try. I watched the video on the percentage of light blocked by the smaller holes. I didn't mind the small difference between it and the 1/4 inch version.
Works great! By Danielle on 5/31/2017Danielle would recommend this product to a friendI've had this netting covering my 100 gallon saltwater tank for about a year now. It works great!
PERFECT By PETRO on 5/19/2017PETRO would recommend this product to a friendWITH WHITE FRAME LOCKS PERFECT ON FLUVAL M60
brittle By gnarly aquatics on 4/26/2017gnarly aquatics wouldn't recommend this product to a friendi love the idea of clear screen material to let more light through. unfortunately it disintegrates very rapidly compared to regular screen material.
Great stuff By dwref on 2/13/2017dwref would recommend this product to a friendJust what I was looking for. Ordered to much, but oh well!!!
Screen net tank covers By GG on 9/30/2016GG would recommend this product to a friendNice product, made 3 covers for reef tanks, all turned out great. Very pleased with the netting. Purchased frame from local hardware store. Thanks to Ryan's video which inspired me to do this project. Can't believe how simple. Should have known about this years ago
Looks much cleaner than the glass panel my rimless comes with By Norico on 7/10/2016Norico would recommend this product to a friendWent to local hardware story to find everything for net top for my rimless. Found everything except for the netting. Installation was simple. Chiller turns on 3 times a day instead of 8 according to my Apex due to evaporation and tank being a bit cooler. I don't have a par meter but I'm sure it's getting more light because my glass top was usually condensing water from evaporation.
Is the netting alone reef safe if I were to have it in the water for another DIY project?
According to the manufacturer our netting is made of Polypropylene which should pose no issues if submerged in your aquarium.
Hope this helps!
What type of plastic is this netting?
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
I have 125 gallon long and a 55 gallon long aquarium. How much netting should I purchase? I’m also wondering If this blocks a significant amount Of light
I would recommend the 6.5'x6.5'. The netting will block very little light, unnoticeable to the eye.
What is the screen mesh made out of?
The mesh for our screen tops is a thin plastic type that is flexible, and really easy to work with.
Thanks for the question and if you have any others just let us know.