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Old 01/15/2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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Tank Covering

After my clown jumped into the overflow and had a ride in the u-tube, I figured I needed to do something. I had some light diffusers, but also herd of small fish being able to jump through them. Someone on another thread mentioned some netting that they used, so I went looking. I first found some bulk roll purchases for "garden netting" to keep rodents out. I went looking for it at Home Depot today and found some plastic "bird netting". It is supposed to be UV and weather resistant. The opening isn't much smaller than the light diffuser and it is black. I would prefer clear or white, but will give it a try. There is a plastic ledge around the top of the tank where the glass would rest. I am going to drill and tap some small holes and find some plastic screws. Then I am going to stretch the netting around the screws. I have T5 lighting, so I don't have to worry about melting the stuff. Think it would work?


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Old 01/15/2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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It would work as long as it dosen't diffuse too much light.


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Old 01/15/2007, 01:24 PM   #3
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I'll see if I can get a picture of the stuff and a link to the manufacturer when I get home. It was like $6 for the huge roll.


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Old 01/15/2007, 05:59 PM   #4
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You might want to make some sort of frame for the netting instead of the plastic screw idea.


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Old 01/15/2007, 06:24 PM   #5
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Well, I pulled it out and it is the same size and the light diffusers. I'm now looking at monofilament cast nets, but they are pricey. I like the fram idea. I might use the diffuser as a frame. I am going to keep playing with it.


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Old 01/15/2007, 06:37 PM   #6
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Why not just use eggcrate?


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Old 01/15/2007, 06:46 PM   #7
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Here is where I get mine from. I like it because it's black but the also sell white, gold and silver egg crate as well. You buy it in 2ft. x 4ft. sections.

https://secure15.nexternal.com/share...unt2=755424141


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Old 01/15/2007, 07:07 PM   #8
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I had a midas blenny jump out of eggcrate =\ She was fast becomming my favorite


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Old 01/15/2007, 07:16 PM   #9
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The only way I know of to keep any fish from jumping out is make your top cover the entire perimeter of the tank so there are no openings around the entire tank. If a fish jumps it bounces off the sides of the hood and falls back into the tank. Just have to make sure your lights are protected.


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