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Any idea where I can make my own top screen net?
I have a glass cover, over my 75g, but I was thinking to change it to a screen net.
 

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What im doing right now since im scared of my fish jumping since my yasha already did is get window screen netting at home depot or rona. Normally its 2 or 3 feet wide and very long. Probably 8 ft? You can use that and make a kind of screen. The way I held it down was to make a frame or have all 4 sides weighted so it doesnt just rolls up or fall off. You can use small metal rods or somwthing heavy. As for me I just made a frame out of acrylic and glue the screen netting onto it
 

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What about plastic egg crate (used for lighting). Easy to cut and allows more light/ gas exchange than screen.
WHile that maybe true if you used typical screen you find in your windows this is not true of the BRS stuff. I used a combo of both, the eggcrate was just easier for customizing the fit for the hob gear I had.

 

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So, in the end homedepot is not good.
I was thinking to do a DIY screen, but now I am almost convinced to buy BRS.
 

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How about the clear plastic meshing that you can wrap around shrubs? - cheap and you get a ton of it. Canadian tire sells it.
 

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Isn't it to big? I mean the holes, to big, and if I don't mistake, that is made out of multiple threads, right?

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No, just thin plastic little squares. Go check it out and see if it will suit your needs. I think it will?
 

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No, it is clear and thin squares
 

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The Canadian Tire near my work place doesn't have such a thing. Petsmart has some nice screen covers, and cheap, in reptile section. The only downside are the screen holes, small and black in color.
 

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What about plastic egg crate (used for lighting). Easy to cut and allows more light/ gas exchange than screen.
The holes in the egg crate might be too large to prevent smaller fish like wrasses/firefish from jumping out.

I used the window screen frames and then bought some meshing fabric from fabricland for a few dollars. I considered BRS as well but I didn't want to pay shipping just to get the mesh.
 

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What about plastic egg crate (used for lighting). Easy to cut and allows more light/ gas exchange than screen.
I have it now and I don't like it. Take light bounce back from it and I have the impression that the first thing you see in my tank is the egg crate.
 

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The Canadian Tire near my work place doesn't have such a thing. Petsmart has some nice screen covers, and cheap, in reptile section. The only downside are the screen holes, small and black in color.
Did you check their summer seasonal section? Usually outside in another room?
 

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I have BRS Clear 1/4" Screen Netting 6.5' x 6.5'. I used a small section to cover 1.5" holes.

$25 if you want it.
 
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