Customizable DIY Aquarium Net Cover

Keep your finny friends safe inside your tank with a customizable Red Sea Aquarium Net Cover.

 

With a sleek profile and minimalist hangers the Red Sea Net Cover blends in seamlessly even on ultra-clear, rimless, open-top aquariums.

 

 


 

The extra strong aluminum frame and purpose designed components allow the extra thin transparent net cover to be customized to accommodate rim-mounted equipment such as lighting arms, auto-feeders and overflow boxes.

 

 


Check out our how-to video that shows exactly how to assemble Red Sea’s fish saver, step-by-step. Keep in mind that this is a Do-it-Yourself cover, and while it offers versatility and customizability at a fraction of the cost of custom-built covers, it does require proper DIY skills including planning, taking exact measurements and cutting aluminum profiles. So if you aren’t a DIY project kind of hobbyist, you can always ask your local dealer or a handy friend to help.

 

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"Ryan would choose a Red Sea DIY Net Cover over BRS's very own DIY Screen Net Top cover!"

 

Designed specifically for rimless tanks the Red Sea cover also works well with braced tanks such as the MAX® S-series.

 

 

 

Example of Red Sea MAX® S-500

 

 

 


Main Features:

 

  • Suitable for most open-top aquariums
  • Extra strong, customized aluminum profiles
  • 8mm (5/16″) thin strand, transparent netting
  • Inside-rim or on-rim mounting options
  • Includes components for one customized cut-out for filters
  • Components available to accommodate additional rim-mounted equipment
  • Includes spline roller

Contents of DIY Aquarium Net Cover Kit:

  • Aluminum frame sections/profiles
  • Internal and external frame corners
  • Spacers and hangers
  • 8mm (5/16″) netting, which can be cut to size
  • Spline rubber for attaching the net to the frame
  • Spline roller for inserting the spline

 

Example of Red Sea REEFER™ 350 Deluxe with cutouts for overflow and LED lights

 

 


Aquarium Compatibility and Accessories


General Aquarium Selection Chart

 Net Cover
Dimensions
60x60cm
/
24”x24”
 90x60cm
/
36”x24”
120x80cm
/48″x31″
150x80cm
/60″x31″
 180x80cm
/
72”x31”
Item Code R42080 R42081  R42082 R42083 R42084
External
Corner (A)
 6 6 6 10 10
Internal Corner (B) 2 2 2 2 2
Hanger (C)
4 4 6 10 10
Front Spacer (D)  – 1 1 2 3
Back Spacer (E)
 – 1 1 2 3
Profile (P1)
57cm / 22.4″
x4
 88cm / 34.6″
x2
118cm / 46.4″
x2
149cm / 58.6″
x2
179cm / 70.4″
x2
Side & Space
Profile (P2)
 –
57cm / 22.4″
x3
75cm / 29.5″
x3
75cm / 29.5″
x4
75cm / 29.5″
x5
Cut out
Profile (P3)
 10cm / 3.9″
x2
 10cm / 3.9″
x2
10cm / 3.9″
x2
10cm / 3.9″
x2
10cm / 3.9″
x2
Spline (S)  4m / 13.1ft  4m / 13.1ft 6m / 16.9ft 8m / 26.2ft 8m / 26.2ft
Net (N)
 2m / 6.5ft  3m / 9.8ft 3m / 9.8ft 4m / 13.1ft 4m / 13.1ft
Spline Roller (R)  1 1 1 1 1

 

 

Red Sea Aquarium Selection chart

Red Sea  Tank Model Item Code Net Cover
Dimensions
Required number of Accessory Kits*
R42085
Customized
cut-out parts
 Extra parts
for Split Screen
REEFER Nano R42080 60x60cm /
24”x24”
 – Included
REEFER 170 / DLX
 R42080 60x60cm /
24”x24”
Included
REEFER 250 / DLX Fixed Mount** R42081 90x60cm /
36”x24”
Included
REEFER 250 DLX
Universal Mount***
R42081 90x60cm /
36”x24”
1 Included
REEFER 350 / DLX Fixed Mount** R42082 120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
REEFER 350 DLX
Universal Mount***
R42082 120x80cm /
48”x31”
2 Included
REEFER XL 425 / DLX Fixed Mount**
R42082 120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
REEFER XL 425 DLX Universal Mount***  R42082
120x80cm /
48”x31”
2
included
REEFER 450 / DLX Fixed Mount** R42083 150x80cm /
60”x31”
Included
Included
REEFER 450 DLX
Universal Mount***
 R42083 150x80cm /
60”x31”
3 Included Included
REEFER XL 525 / DLX Fixed Mount**
R42083  150x80cm /
60”x31”
Included Included
REEFER XL 525 DLX Universal Mount*** R42083 150x80cm /
60”x31”
3 Included Included
REEFER XXL 625 R42083 150x80cm /
60”x31”
Included Included
REEFER XXL 625 DLX R42083 150x80cm /
60”x31”
3 Included Included
REEFER XXL 750 R42084 180x80cm /
72”x31”
Included Included
REEFER XXL 750 DLX R42084 180x80cm /
72”x31”
4 Included Included
REEFER Peninsula 500 R42082 120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
REEFER Peninsula 650 R42084 180x80cm /
72”x31”
Included Included
MAX Nano R42080 60x60cm /
24”x24”
Included
MAX E-170 R42080 60x60cm /
24”x24”
Included
MAX E- 260 R42081 90x60cm /
36”x24”
Included
MAX S- 400 R42082 120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
MAX S- 500 R42082 120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
MAX S-650 R42083 150x80cm /
60”x31”
Included Included

*Use for circumventing equipment mounts such as LED

 

**Fixed Mount ***Universal Mount

 

 

Accessories

 

Net Cover Zig Zag 15/40mm | Item code R42085

Use for circumventing equipment mounts such as LED

  • ZigZag 15  Left (F) – 1
  • ZigZag 15  Right (F) – 1
  • ZigZag 40  Left (F) – 1
  • ZigZag 40  Right (F) – 1

Net Cover universal Cut out Kit | Item code R42086

Use for larger cut outs

  • External corner (A)
  • Internal corner (B)
  • Cut out Profile (P3)

Net Cover hangers | Item code R42087 

Additional hangers for increased support

  • Hanger (C) – 4

 Net Cover Replacement Net | Item code R42088

  • Net (N) –  4m x 80cm /13′ x 31″

Net Cover Replacement Spline | Item code R42089

  • Spline (S) -8m / 26′

Net Cover Spline roller | Item code R42090

  • Spline Roller (R) -1

Net Cover Profile | Item codes R42091/ R42092

  • 91cm/36″- R42091 -2 
  • 183cm/72″ – R42092 – 2