Tank top covering

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  1. Ben Young

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    So what is the people using on top of their tanks glass or netting and which one is the better option.

    Thanks.
     
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    Most guys go for a glass/acrylic cover or even egg crate. I know there is a clear acrylic mesh for tank covering but this is not available in SA though. I had a 3mm Acrylic sheet drilled with multiple holes (that I bought from builders) with my previous setup.
     
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    Most guys do not have anything on top of their displays.

    In my experience, euro braced tanks tends to prevent jumpers from carpet surfing. Where rimless tanks fish jumps out far to easy. Ok, tank depth also plays a role as I suspect shallow tanks got more jumpers than deeper tanks, less than 400 compared to 600 and deeper.

    My quarantine tank got a net frame over it. My holding tank is covered by eggcrate. My display got nothing, and so far lost nothing out of the display. The quarantine, when it still had eggcrate, I had fish jumping through the eggcrate. It is a standard Daro 90L tank, so rimless.
     
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    I agree with @RiaanP. My previous tank was shallower than my current one and I had 3 jumpers (before I closed the top) and now I have a deeper tank (800mm) and no trapeze artists yet (well before I lost everything due to power failure). I think generally having a jumper is not as common if you have the rite tank mates and less stress.
     
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    Thanks think mine will be a open tank as it is 600 deep.
     
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    rimless or euro braced?
     
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    I got a tank 650 deep and still have 2 chromis jumpers :)
     
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    is the tank rimless or euro braced?
     
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    Euro Braced
     
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    Ultra Thin black mesh, absolutely no light loss!

    Since I've had it, ive no superman wannabees!
    Screenshot_20160502-221451.png
     
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    Tagging
     
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    I have a 350MM deep tank, with the water depth being lower due to substrate and not being full to the brim. I had no jumpers yet. I do think its also dependent on the fish you keep as well.
     
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    @StrayTang any info on where you got the mesh?
     
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    @EFJ i will find out his masa name for you, his Name is Mike. Lives in cape town!

    Its awsome stuff!
     
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    @EFJ his name is @Blue Reefer

    Mike can grt you the net and point you in the direction of the frame etc!

    Cheers
     
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    Me too please.
     
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    It looks like this when done.

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