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Old 05-07-2016, 07:05 PM   #1
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DIY screen top for 35 gallon hex

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Here is all of the parts:

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Putting the pieces together, inserting the screen and placing on top

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Looks good! I recently made one too!

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Cool. I have screens on three tanks now. My ten gallon is the only one with a glass top.


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Screens are totally the way to go!



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Ok you got my curiosity up with the screen's. What's the advantage of screens? Thanks
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Ok you got my curiosity up with the screen's. What's the advantage of screens? Thanks
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DIY screen top for 35 gallon hex

Not finding one of your favorite fish on the floor is a huge plus!

Glass tops also don't help gas exchange and block light. Especially when they get dirty. And if you have some like mine which I had to prop up for my overflow/return then it leaves a huge hole for jumpers.

The mesh tops block little light..you still get the gas exchange and they help keep jumping fish in the tank! I was able to make the frame go right up around my pipes for maximum coverage

Edit: AND they are cheap! I spent less then $30 and still have enough materials left over to make a couple extras


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Quite a coincidence: I just watched a video on making a screen that has me wanting to do this for my 20-long. I get frustrated by how much light gets blocked by my glass lid and its *brown* hinge.

I shouldn't surprised, but I'm impressed this could be done easily for a hex tank.
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What's the best way to run lights to the screen tops? Any pics would help thanks all. David
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Quite a coincidence: I just watched a video on making a screen that has me wanting to do this for my 20-long. I get frustrated by how much light gets blocked by my glass lid and its *brown* hinge.



I shouldn't surprised, but I'm impressed this could be done easily for a hex tank.


Give it a shot! Just make sure you get the clear mesh for best results!


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