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Old 04-24-2011, 12:48 AM   #1
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Aquarium-Safe Small Netting/Screen

I'm looking to build a cover out of small plastic(nylon?) netting, since I don't like to use my glass canopies and even when I do, fish can still get out.

Has anyone else done this? I was thinking something like 1/4" netting, like you might see at a garden store or home supply place. I've actually had trouble tracking down 1/4", as 1/2" seems to be more common and 3/4" some sort of standard. All the local hardware store seems to have is the super-fine stuff for screen doors which will block too much light.

So any tips, advice, product names or suppliers are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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have you heard of egg crate im not sure what it is but im lookin into it so when i get gobies i dont gotta wory bout jumpers
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:04 AM   #3
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have you heard of egg crate im not sure what it is but im lookin into it so when i get gobies i dont gotta wory bout jumpers
I checked it out at my local Home Depot, but had read that it diffuses a lot of light which is something I don't want since my tanks have copious amounts of live plants in them. Thanks though.
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no problems i didnt know it difued alot of light what about something like a window screen or even check out your local craft store
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There is clear light diffuser. It is much smaller than eggcrate and it might work it is kinda like really small diamonds shapes.
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I believe some use the same material as a wedding vale (sp??). I would think you can get something like it as a craft store.

Are you sure that egg crate will diffuse the light? I was planning on getting some for my tank as well figuring that would be the easiest solution...
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I have no personal experience with the eggcrate, but in my search I came across people discussing it in other forums and some said that "it diffuses much more light than you'd expect", so I decided to look for small netting instead.
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