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.
|Product Name||1/8" Clear Netting - Bulk Reef Supply|
|SKU||1-8 Clear Netting|
I would recommend the 6.5'x6.5'. The netting will block very little light, unnoticeable to the eye.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
According to the manufacturer our netting is made of Polypropylene which should pose no issues if submerged in your aquarium.
Hope this helps!
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.