I had a new chocolate gourami jump yesterday. Very upsetting for me. So I made a lid. The reason I didn't want the 'reptile' type, is that that would block my light. I made this in two pieces to fit around my light. If you had a light on legs, or suspended, it would still work. It does not block much light in that case.
What you need:
sheet of 'eggcrate' aka diffusor for flourescent lighting-it was a piece 2'X 4'.
I also saw that it came in a larger size at HD
I used titanium scissors. You could use snips
super glue gel
Tulle- aka bridal veil
I had already cut it last night and just kept the pieces over the tank, for some reassurance.
just one brand, they had it in silver too, but I like the white
I just eyeballed everything. I suppose you could use a tape measure or ruler and make it 'perfect'. It was good enough for me this way. I just want it back on the tank before the other fish jumps.
I cut notches in the back piece so it would fit around the filter tubes.
I dotted the glue all along the eggcrate, then again on top of the tulle to glue it in place
trimmed the excess
Make sure you do this in an area that can be easily cleaned. It makes a mess!
super glue and I have never been friends
fish can't get through this
I chose to make the back fitted, but the front piece not. So it would be easier to get in and out of the tank