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Anyone have diy plans or know of a cheap source for a mesh lid for a nuvo 10?  I cant see paying 40 to 100 dollars for a piece of plastic and mesh when I barely paid more than that for the tank lol.  I think I could make one out of wood and fishing line but dont know if it would be safe to paint the wood?

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chvvkumar
On 4/30/2020 at 2:47 PM, justinkdenny said:

Anyone have diy plans or know of a cheap source for a mesh lid for a nuvo 10?  I cant see paying 40 to 100 dollars for a piece of plastic and mesh when I barely paid more than that for the tank lol.  I think I could make one out of wood and fishing line but dont know if it would be safe to paint the wood?

I JUST made this egg crate cover for my Fluval Evo. Costs about $20 ($25 if you want it in black with plastidip). I plan on wrapping it with a finer mesh if needed later.

 

Parts List:

* Home Depot egg crate diffuser - $14

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Plaskolite-4-ft-x-2-ft-Suspended-Egg-Crate-Light-Ceiling-Panel-1199233A/202025149

* Clear Aquarium cover clips 6mm - $6.50

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BXN784N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

* Plastidip - $6

https://www.amazon.com/Performix-11203-Multi-Purpose-Coating-Aerosol/dp/B0006SU3QW

 

 

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jservedio

Black screen frame, 4 corners, a roll of spline, and clear plastic mesh. You don't have to overpay from BRS or Marine Depot - they are just marking up what you can buy from home depot.

 

The egg crate diffuser works well and you should always have it around for reefing anyway, it's super useful.

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justinkdenny
5 hours ago, chvvkumar said:

I JUST made this egg crate cover for my Fluval Evo. Costs about $20 ($25 if you want it in black with plastidip). I plan on wrapping it with a finer mesh if needed later.

 

Parts List:

* Home Depot egg crate diffuser - $14

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Plaskolite-4-ft-x-2-ft-Suspended-Egg-Crate-Light-Ceiling-Panel-1199233A/202025149

* Clear Aquarium cover clips 6mm - $6.50

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BXN784N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

* Plastidip - $6

https://www.amazon.com/Performix-11203-Multi-Purpose-Coating-Aerosol/dp/B0006SU3QW

 

 

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Looks good!

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dzones

I like it! Since I am unable to purchase one for my tank (sold out everywhere) I will use this option. Thanks!

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