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09-19-2012, 02:44 AM
I had a Chromis recently jump from my tank and I am looking at building a screen top for it. Does anyone know where a guy can find some clear 1/4" mesh around Edmonton (i've heard polypropylene mesh works well), or if anyone has any other ideas that would be great too. I would like to get something in place so I don't lose another fish.

09-19-2012, 03:03 AM
brs sells kits for up to 6' tanks. plastic mesh.

09-19-2012, 03:07 AM
Is there a Lowes out your way ?

Some locals here have told me about getting the grey poly stuff there ... same as BRS but not clear

It would get you by 'till you get some clear

09-19-2012, 03:32 AM
I got mine at Canadian Tire garden section..

09-19-2012, 03:42 AM
+1 to good old crappy tire

09-20-2012, 01:13 AM
I got mine at Peavey Mart in the chicken fence section. Big roll was $20 or $30.

09-22-2012, 01:27 AM
Another option would be to use egg crate, most hardware stores carry it for fluorescent light fixtures.

09-23-2012, 02:36 PM

You can buy the material to build a screen cover from Home Depot


09-23-2012, 03:56 PM
Window screening is a poor choice for aquarium screening because it blocks a lot of light. Even in a FOWLR tank.

09-23-2012, 09:15 PM
I use clear bird netting,nothing local here,except the frame materials.Shared shipping for the netting from BRS with a friend placing an order.Doesn't block light,light and easy to remove.Have lost 100's of dollars before as fish jumped.

05-13-2013, 06:50 AM
+ to the plastic mesh... I got some gray one and used the window frame kit from Rona... Best investment ever and it fits perfectly over my tank... I would have lost many fish by now if it wasn't for the screen.

I'd love to try the clear stuff and might order some from BRS one day.

05-13-2013, 01:40 PM
I saw clear mesh (about 1/4" squares) at Canadian Tire yesterday. It's in the gardening section as "bird netting"