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 their 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 more needing to purchase extra frame and corners)
Rimmed kits come with more shorter sections of 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 tops
3' Rimmed kits can make one 3' x 3' net tops
4' Rimmed kits can make two 2' x 2' net tops
5' Rimmed kits can make two 4' x 4' net tops
6' Rimmed kits can make three 2' x 2' net tops
Each kit includes frame sections, screen corners, roll of 1/8" netting, spline roller and spline.
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||3x 4 Foot||3x 4 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 hack saw or saw with a metal blade.