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    Default DIY screen top

    What's up socalireefers! So I purchased a six line wrasse last week and decided to make a
    DIY screen top. Bought Some 3/8 by 36" wood square dowels, 5/16" screen frame corners, water resistant loctite glue, and 1/4" clear screen from amazon. I had the spray paint and primer from previous projects. Total besides the spray paint, was under $15 and only about 2hrs worth of total build time in between curing process for glue and paint

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    Looks good. How is the light whit the cover?

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    @IXL4XTC thanks, there hardly seems to be any shadowing.

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    What kind of clear screen?... bird netting? I used black veil material for wedding gowns.

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    @SantaMonica It looks like clear bird netting, bought it on amazon for a couple of dollars.

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    I made mine a couple weeks ago. I got the netting from bulkreefsupply.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnraiders View Post
    I made mine a couple weeks ago. I got the netting from bulkreefsupply.



    Looks good! did you use a router to make the grooves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGFrenchHorn View Post
    Looks good! did you use a router to make the grooves?
    I used a router to make the lip that sits on the tank and a 1/8" grove for the screen spline.

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    Gotta ball out and put in a feeding window!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnraiders View Post
    I used a router to make the lip that sits on the tank and a 1/8" grove for the screen spline.
    I need to get and learn how to use a router! Is something like that easy to do? I just bought a table saw but I think a router with table is the next tool I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 805reef View Post
    I need to get and learn how to use a router! Is something like that easy to do? I just bought a table saw but I think a router with table is the next tool I need.
    That's my next purchase too. You just gotta be very careful because routers can be dangerous.


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    Very nice. Maybe the next step in tank equipment will be an invisible carbon fiber nano-thread screen that you can only feel but not see.

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    LOVE THIS I didn't want to use the glass covers on my JBJ but this looks like something I would consider.

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    I'm buying one of your guys alge scrubber soon:P

 

 

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