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Old 02-03-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Plastic net for Tank cover

I beleive it was SadieLyn that posted a link to Industrial Netting as a supplier of material for a tank cover to keep the jumpers in the tank. I had them send me a sample. Most of the netting comes in 4' widths and they'll cut any length you want. They do have a $50.00 minimum. I want to get the Ĺ" for my 125 and it costs under $3.00 per foot plus shipping.

Is anyone else interested in getting some of this. I can cut it and ship it once I get it.

I chose the Ĺ" because it is thick enough to not need a frame for the 3 sections of my 125, and none of my fish can get through it.
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Just curious, but any reason for using this instead of eggcrate?
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Much thinner and it's black. Guess I could paint the eggcrate.
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I saw a thread on RC that reminded me of this. If anyone is using this mesh, take a look at this.
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From a previous post of mine...

I'm not sure if this has been officially been brought up here, but for those that seek better alternatives to that of egg crate (light diffuser) yet preventing your livestock from jumping from their aquarium, I thought I would share the following information brought up in a past ReefCentral thread since many are not aware of its use.

Polypropylene (PP) netting has been used in the agricultural industry for years and is a proven product for its strength, durability, resistance to caustic solutions and other degradations, UV inhibitors, and is long-lasting.

Most of the PP netting available is black, automatically includes UV inhibitors, and known to surpass 20yrs; however, the same cannot be said for its clear counterpart. Why is this? Because the majority of clear PP does not contain UV inhibitors so depending on the application, the product may degrade at a much faster rate. As far as I have found, there is only a single company that provides a UV inhibiting clear PP:

Industrial Netting
Welcome to Industrial Netting - Netting, Mesh and Screens for Industry
Product #OF-1581
Hole Size: 1/2"

They do have just one other clear PP available with UV inhibitors, but it is much thicker and not easier to work with IMO/IME. I've been told this particular netting will last at the very least, 5+yrs without degrading. As far as actual application, many have used aluminum frames (window framing), but this technique has also been questioned in eventual aluminum leaching. IMO a thin acrylic frame would be best applied and completely inert. Here is the RC thread just to show you the actual netting (I do not know which netting product # they purchased):

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...highlight=mesh
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