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  1. #1

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    Default need input on screen hood for my 55g


    0 Not allowed!
    The glass tops i have are traping way too much heqt for the summer. So im going to make some screen tops for it to try to keep my fish in. But im not sure what way i should do it. I was thinking of taking the easy way out and just putting ot right across the top like my glass hoods. But i see 2 problems with that. I like the open space to try to get my frogbit to flower... That would stop it. But the main problem would be the screen cutting the light.

    Or i could drape it over my light like a screen tent.

    Also is the fiberglass ones ok to use or should i use metal?
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    1 Not allowed!
    I wouldn't use metal. I's use fiberglas or pet screening (at home improv stores - it's vinyl). I would make a screen "lid", with the sides of the lid fitting over the tank frame sides. The corners could be stitched together with cable ties or even fishing line. I will need to do something like this for my river tank, so I can add fans for evaporative cooling in the summer. I will add a wood frame to cover the screen ends, securing it to the top frame.


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    1 Not allowed!
    You could buy a reptile screen for your size tank
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel

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    0 Not allowed!
    gronlaura, you must be an artist. Takes one to know one. ;)

    I would add that the screen should not hinder your lighting too much, if any.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by aquariumlover10 View Post
    You could buy a reptile screen for your size tank
    Good idea, if you can get one the right size and the screen material is rustproof.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 07-09-2014 at 12:14 AM.
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    0 Not allowed!
    Yeah a lot of them are and some come with aquarium kits well diy kits more of, haha
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel

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