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.

 

 


 

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 CodeR42080R42081 R42082R42083R42084
External
Corner (A)
 6661010
Internal Corner (B)22222
Hanger (C)
4461010
Front Spacer (D) –1123
Back Spacer (E)
 –1123
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 / 13.1ft6m / 16.9ft8m / 26.2ft8m / 26.2ft
Net (N)
 2m / 6.5ft 3m / 9.8ft3m / 9.8ft4m / 13.1ft4m / 13.1ft
Spline Roller (R) 11111

 

 

Red Sea Aquarium Selection chart

Red Sea  Tank ModelItem CodeNet Cover
Dimensions
Required number of Accessory Kits*
R42085
Customized
cut-out parts
 Extra parts
for Split Screen
REEFER NanoR4208060x60cm /
24”x24”
 –Included
REEFER 170 / DLX
 R4208060x60cm /
24”x24”
Included
REEFER 250 / DLX Fixed Mount**R4208190x60cm /
36”x24”
Included
REEFER 250 DLX
Universal Mount***
R4208190x60cm /
36”x24”
1Included
REEFER 350 / DLX Fixed Mount**R42082120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
REEFER 350 DLX
Universal Mount***
R42082120x80cm /
48”x31”
2Included
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”
3IncludedIncluded
REEFER XL 525 / DLX Fixed Mount**
R42083 150x80cm /
60”x31”
IncludedIncluded
REEFER XL 525 DLX Universal Mount***R42083150x80cm /
60”x31”
3IncludedIncluded
REEFER XXL 625R42083150x80cm /
60”x31”
IncludedIncluded
REEFER XXL 625 DLXR42083150x80cm /
60”x31”
3IncludedIncluded
REEFER XXL 750R42084180x80cm /
72”x31”
IncludedIncluded
REEFER XXL 750 DLXR42084180x80cm /
72”x31”
4IncludedIncluded
REEFER Peninsula 500R42082120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
REEFER Peninsula 650R42084180x80cm /
72”x31”
IncludedIncluded
MAX Nano R4208060x60cm /
24”x24”
Included
MAX E-170R4208060x60cm /
24”x24”
Included
MAX E- 260R4208190x60cm /
36”x24”
Included
MAX S- 400R42082120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
MAX S- 500R42082120x80cm /
48”x31”
Included
MAX S-650R42083150x80cm /
60”x31”
IncludedIncluded

*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