Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 99
Can window screen be used for divider

Not sure if I should attempt this DIY project...

Is the mesh from a window screen treated with anything chemical? Could it be used in a fish tank safely?

I'm making the dividers out of wood, window screens and fishing line
(If you guys tell me it's safe anyway)
__________________

__________________
Fishman88888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FallenRedeemer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: virginia
Posts: 275
I used some window screen to cover up holes in a piece of decor so my fish wouldn't go inside of it and I had no harmful effects on my fish. It was only 3 small pieces of screen but I think it is safe. Someone might be able to confirm that for you
__________________

__________________
FallenRedeemer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,432
If it is stainless steel it should be okay. You can buy large pieces of plastic mesh at most craft or department stores for around .33 cents a piece. I saw a youtube video on doing that with the spines of report covers. Those plastic notebooks with the spines that slip off and then slide back onto the paper. They glued those to the tank sides and slide the plastic canvas into them to hold it. Seemed like a good idea.
__________________
wildroseofky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,270
Do you know if the screen is made of metal or plastic ? Much window screen is made of nylon, which is perfectly safe. I'd wash it well, just to make sure it's clean.

Metal window screen is most often made of aluminum. Bare aluminum in fresh water precipitates minerals out of the water constantly. You'll get big white bumps all over the aluminum, and it will look terrible.

Not toxic, as such, but unsightly and over time it might pull too much calcium out of the water. It's not too hard to get it off, but takes some fairly hard scrubbing to remove it all.
__________________
Fishfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cree, divider

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.