Topless AP24, net cover for jumpers

fishouttawater

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Hey guys, here's a pic of my AP 24, LEDs sitting on top and wooden DIY cover for back chamber. Anyone constructed a frame for net-topping for a similar setup? Recommendations? Would like to get everything from lowes/HD...thanks!
 

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laverda

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There was a guy in San Francisco that figured out a way to bend aluminum windor screen frames to make nice looking covers. I had some old frames, so I tried it, but it would crease before I got any sort of usefill bend. The screen only lasts a couple years and actually blocks a lot of light. I was suprised how much it cut the par.
 

fishouttawater

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here's what I went with. Netting from brs, aluminum framing from HD and acrylic cut to fit bow-front....I'm happy with how it turned out, and if there is some reduction in PAR it must be very little.
 

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nemosworld

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here's what I went with. Netting from brs, aluminum framing from HD and acrylic cut to fit bow-front....I'm happy with how it turned out, and if there is some reduction in PAR it must be very little.

Very nice! i have yet to hear anyone having drastic par reduction using the brs nets.
would be cool if you had figured out a way to put a hinge on the front piece.
 

fishgate

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Very nice! i have yet to hear anyone having drastic par reduction using the brs nets.
would be cool if you had figured out a way to put a hinge on the front piece.

A regular plastic tank-top hinge works on these. I use them as well. Screen to screen and screen to acrylic both.
 

fishouttawater

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Here is a pic with hood and led's removed...just made the aluminium frame flush with the overflow and extend out until the bowfront. Cut acrylic with a hacksaw (was a PITA lol)
 

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OrQidz

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That looks good! I have a 28 gal bowfront so I've been wondering how to do this. Looks like it turned out well for you.
 
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