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 properly sized screen netting kit.
Available for the following tank sizes:
- 2 Foot Rimless
- 3 Foot Rimless
- 4 Foot Rimless
- 5 Foot Rimless
- 6 Foot Rimless
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 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 Size||Frame Sections||Screen Corners||Netting Roll||Spline Roller||Spline|
|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||4x 3 Foot||4x 3 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'|
Screen frame can easily be cut with a typical hacksaw or saw with a metal blade.
Great product By Don on 9/23/2017Don would recommend this product to a friendThis is an amazing product. The frame is easy to cut to size and the screen is simple to stretch and install with the tools supplied.
Fast, Cheap and Easy to use By Francis on 7/20/2017Francis would recommend this product to a friendI really like this screen top kit. I received it today and had it on the tank in less then 35 minutes. I had watched the tutorials so I just made sure to measure twice and cut once and everything went well. I also had my wife hold the screen tight while I installed the spline which was a big help too. Overall, a great investment.
Great lid kit By Andrew on 9/1/2016Andrew would recommend this product to a friendThis 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 4/11/2016Kman would recommend this product to a friendThis 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 4/5/2016Peter would recommend this product to a friendThis 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 11/16/2015Pgeek would recommend this product to a friendPhenomenal fit and look. Follow the instruction video and have a helper help the netting firm. Definitely recommend this.
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These are not designed to work with Bowfront aquariums.
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!
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!
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!
Normally you'll want to choose the frame in which the both the longer and shorter length frame sections will be at least as long as your tank dimensions. The 4ft kit should be fine for your needs as the longer frame sections are 4ft, and the shorter lengths are 3ft, both of which will give you more than enough for your dimensions.
Hope this helps!
Buy purchasing extra elbows you can make 90 degree cut outs! I have included a link to our separate elbows below.
One of the guys in the office does the exact same thing. It sits on the glass no problem. Have a great day!