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DIY Aquarium Screen Top Kits for Rimmed Tanks - 1/4" Netting

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Product Name Qty
2 Ft DIY 1/4 In Screen Top Netting Kit

SKU: 220130

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3 Ft DIY 1/4 In Screen Top Netting Kit

SKU: 220135

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4 Ft DIY 1/4" Screen Top Netting Kit for Rimmed Tanks

SKU: 220220

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5 Ft DIY 1/4" Screen Top Netting Kit for Rimmed Tanks

SKU: 220225

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6 Ft DIY 1/4" Screen Top Netting Kit for Rimmed Tanks

SKU: 220230

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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. We now offer kits for traditional rimmed aquariums. Rimmed kits come with more corners and frame to complete a screen top kit for a rimmed tank.

Available for the following tank sizes:

  • 2 Foot Rimmed
  • 3 Foot Rimmed
  • 4 Foot Rimmed
  • 5 Foot Rimmed
  • 6 Foot Rimmed


A traditional aquarium will come with a plastic trim to reinforce the glass on the top and bottom rim. Smaller tanks under 3 feet and under traditionally do not have any center braces even if there is trim on the tank which keeps things pretty simple which selecting a screen top.

Longer tanks like 4-foot to 6-foot tanks the trim will divide the tank up into sections with the bracing where rimless tanks will not have any bracing. If you have a rimless tank 4 feet or over without any center braces you will want to get a Screen Top Net Kit for Rimless tanks of the appropriate length. If your aquarium has trim with bracing dividing the tank up into multiple sections you will want to get a kit for Rimmed tanks which will include more screen frame corners and frame than a rimless kit would.


Rimmed Kits: (no need to purchase extra frame and corners)

Rimmed kits come with more shorter sections o the screen frame, and corners that traditional aquariums with trim and bracing will require. Rimmed kits will allow you to make multiple screen netting tops if your tank requires multiple.

2' Rimmed kits can make one 2' x 2' net top

3' Rimmed kits can make one 3' x 2' net top

4' Rimmed kits can make two 2' x 2' net tops

5' Rimmed kits can make two 3' x 3' net tops

6' Rimmed kits can make three 2' x 2' net tops


Each kit includes frame sections, screen corners, roll of 1/4" netting, spline roller and spline.


1/4" DIY Aquarium Screen Top Netting Kits Quick Compare

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


Assembly Required:

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

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Product Questions

Can I get one of these kits with black netting?
Question by: Finn Kennedy on Sep 16, 2022, 2:53 AM
Hello! The black netting would have to be purchased separately, which you can find by pasting this SKU number: 212303 into our search box.
Answer by: Adam Malik (BRS Staff) on Sep 20, 2022, 6:34 PM
I have a 75g with black rimmed and is has the black plastic piece that runs down the center of tank to split both sides of tank and holds the glass doors . Tank is 48.38 L x18-1/2 W which kit do you recommend I buy.
Question by: Tabitha Humphrey on Sep 6, 2022, 11:45 AM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. You will want sku SKU: 220220. This will make two separate tops.

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Sep 9, 2022, 8:09 AM
I have a 36 x 18 tank with a brace down the middle. Should I get the 5ft version and trim it down to two 1.5’ cubes?
Question by: Tyler Blake on Feb 19, 2019, 6:24 AM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out with your question. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you.
The screen kit for rimmed tanks come with enough corners to make 2 screens so you would want the 3 foot kit for rimmed tanks.
Let us know if you have any other questions!
Answer by: William Glenn on Mar 1, 2019, 2:25 PM
I have a 30x30 rimless cube which size would you get?
Question by: May on Jan 4, 2019, 11:05 AM
Thank you for reaching out to Bulk Reef Supply! For your tank size I would recommend the 4' option. On a rimless tank you will also want to look into screen top suspension clips for the screen to rest on. There are different sizes for thickness of glass so be sure to take into account how thick your glass is when ordering. I hope this was helpful. Please reach back out if you have any further questions!

Answer by: Ashley on Jan 8, 2019, 3:36 PM
for a 40 breeder tank (36 x 18 x 17inch), which kit should I buy? thanks!!
Question by: Hugh Byram on Mar 26, 2017, 10:42 PM
Hey there,
The 3ft kit should be the perfect option for you and can be cut down to just the right size.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack on Apr 3, 2017, 5:40 PM
My tank is 72" X 28", how wide is the netting that you sell, i don't see any problem with the length. My tank is rimmed and has a center brace, so i will be making 2 screen sections. Just trying to get as much info as possible , hoping to get everything i need in one purchase.
Question by: John on Jul 31, 2016, 10:33 AM
Hi John,
The actual piece of screen netting we include with the 6' kit is a 6.5-foot square piece of netting. that will most likely leave you with quite a bit extra.
Answer by: Charlie on Aug 1, 2016, 11:25 AM

I have a Kessel AP700 and the mounting arms hang over the frame of the aquarium. Can I still use a screen top on this tank? How would that work?

Thank you,
Question by: FIshbulb on Jul 16, 2016, 4:13 PM
Thanks for the question! When using mounting arms you may have to cut the screen top just short enough to clear the bracket that clamps onto the tank. Usually that distance is pretty small, and some people will even modify the screen corners to have their top go physically around the mounting arms too.
Answer by: Charlie on Jul 18, 2016, 9:51 AM