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Coxmixt 11-18-2020 10:34 PM

DIY bowfront tank lid
 
Does anyone know how a gal not gifted in DIY can make a screen lid for a bow front tank or better yet know a place that sells them? Thanks.

hypnoctopus 11-18-2020 11:15 PM

Sorry I can't be of much help, but did you see this YouTube video? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l87Smn6CRI8

Coxmixt 12-03-2020 02:01 AM

I did see it. Itís over my head, but thanks.

chairman 12-03-2020 09:56 PM

What kind of tools do you have available?

I'm not aware of any companies that well mesh lids for bowfronts. Most lids I have seen are solid glass or acrylic.

If you have a jigsaw available then you could use a combination of plywood (project panel) and mesh to make a lid. If you have a dremel then you could use an egg crate style 4x2 fluorescent light cover and cut it to shape. Barring that, hardware cloth could be cut to the appropriate shape with wire cutters.

Plastic screen clips can generally be screwed in to aquarium frames to attach various DIY tank tops.

chairman 12-03-2020 09:57 PM

What kind of tools do you have available?

I'm not aware of any companies that well mesh lids for bowfronts. Most lids I have seen are solid glass or acrylic.

If you have a jigsaw available then you could use a combination of plywood (project panel) and mesh to make a lid. If you have a dremel then you could use an egg crate style 4x2 fluorescent light cover and cut it to shape. Barring that, hardware cloth could be cut to the appropriate shape with wire cutters.

Plastic screen clips can generally be screwed in to aquarium frames to attach various DIY tank tops.

Coxmixt 12-04-2020 06:59 PM

Some company used to make them because a site on eBay that had a picture, but they were too small for my tank. Being basically too less I cut some hardware cloth and folded it over the rim but I have to duct tape it down around the edges. Not exactly the look I was going for.


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