I have a planted 3g bowl that will house shrimp and a few snails once cycled (getting close!!), but I understand that shrimp can sometimes be jumpers and snails will certainly explore the outer reaches of their environment.
Therefore, I'm looking for a good 'lid' solution for the bowl.
I'm sort of at a loss at what to do at the moment. I don't want to seal it, so covering with glass or acrylic won't be an option.
I need to ensure my light still penetrates through to the plants efficiently, so I'm not sure if using some sort of screen material will be okay?
Has anyone successfully made a lid or cover for a bowl shaped tank that still lets light through?
Any tips are appreciated!
(Image of bowl for those interested)
Bump: Side note - the Java Fern poking out of the top has since submerged itself. Not plants will be over the rim.
My best solution at the moment is to use an embroidery hoop (like this
and putting a screen/mesh material inside of it.
My only concern with that is that I'm going to inadvertently diffuse my light source. Does anyone have experience with using mesh or screen over their tanks?