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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 01:31 PM
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Get the kit from home depot or loews.

Get the actual screen from home depot or lowes garden section. I've seen it at petsmart also (too expensive though), and the previous poster already said Walmart.


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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 04:42 PM
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open top is a NO NO in my case ..i caught two of my nephew tried climming up the 3 step ladder and open to glass top and playing with the water, image if there's no glass top ..they will be like " umm fishes do you drink coke or pepsi?" LOL i gotta cover and protect my fish .

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where did you get the window screen kit from?
I got it from walmart. One kit is enough to make 2 screens for 75g tank, but you only got 4 corners so the second one you have to figure out yourself (I glued corners with jbweld and it works great). The fabrics costs about 60 cents/yard and it looks similiar to that mesh used on laundry bags if you know what I'm talking about. It is fine enough to stop shrimps and fish from escaping yet it's almost transparent, so I think it's a good deal for 0.60/yard

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I bought a product called Bird Block to use in my screen kit because it's a sturdy, thin plastic mesh. I bought black because I think it is less visible than any other color. I looked at every imaginable net, mesh and screen and think this one is the best for invisibility and mesh size. I've attached a picture, which isn't great but, you get the idea.

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I bought a product called Bird Block to use in my screen kit because it's a sturdy, thin plastic mesh. I bought black because I think it is less visible than any other color. I looked at every imaginable net, mesh and screen and think this one is the best for invisibility and mesh size. I've attached a picture, which isn't great but, you get the idea.

Now that's what i need.. for my DIY screens i used a black, plastic mesh that is a lot thicker so i loose quite a bit of light. Good idea, i'm gonna have to get some of that stuff!


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I love my open top. I've yet to lose any fish to jumping, but I assume I will eventually. I probably should make a screen, but I enjoy not having to move it; since I'm in my tank way, way too much. LOL
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