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to prevent fish from jumping out I would like to build a cover for my 29g tank.
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There are a few different things that you might be referring to when it comes to fish tank damage: the tank itself, the fish, and water damage from leakage, etc. Your homeowner’s insurance policy may cover some of the issues, but not all. It is important to find out before you take the plunge (pun intended) into fish tank ownership. You want to be sure you have the coverage you think you have before anything goes wrong.
This includes all the parts you need to make this nice lightweight fish tank lid. It provides sunscreen cover for the fishtank and guards against fish escapes.
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A few weeks ago, I told you about my new . While the Tetra Water Wonders 1.5 gallon aquarium I got for it isn't marketed as cat-proof, it was recommended in reviews by fellow cat owners who also happen to love fish. It's available at many big retailers. The main attraction for this aquarium kit: it has a cover. I didn't want a larger tank with a light hood for my single . A glass bowl just wasn't going to keep kitty away either. Browse 227 photos of Fish Tank Cover. Find ideas and inspiration for Fish Tank Cover to add to your own home.
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Photo provided by FlickrAn aquarium cover might save the life of a jumping fish! Cover your tank before one of them decides to take that kamikaze leap onto your living room floor!
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DIY screen tops are very inexpensive, extremely easy to make and will keep your fish inside your aquarium where they belong. They allow better gas exchange, block very little light and are much easier and safer to move around when servicing your aquarium than glass covers.

In this Marine Depot Video, we'll show you how easy it is to make a screen cover for your tank using the clear ¼" netting we carry along with a couple of tools and a DIY screen kit from your local hardware store.

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Until next time... take care and happy reefkeeping!The most important thing you can do is to read your policy. If you are still not clear on what type of coverage you have for your fish tank insurance, please call us. We can help you better understand what is covered and what is not for your swimming pets.Before you get too excited, lets take a look at what’s NOT covered by your home or renters insurance in regards to your fish tank. Unfortunately, your beloved Nemo the clown fish (or any other living creatures in your tank) are not covered by your insurance. They are considered livestock and, just like any other pet in your home, they are not covered if they pass away in the accident. The damage to the fish tank itself may or may not be covered. It really depends on what causes the damage. For example, if burglars break into your home and decide to smash the tank, then the tank is covered. However, if your 20 year tank is slowly falling apart at the seams or you somehow knock it off the shelf when you’re doing the rest of your spring cleaning, then the damage to the fish tank is not covered. Keep in mind your home insurance deductible would also apply in the event of damage to the tank. Once your deductible is met, your insurance company would pay the balance of the damage if it’s a covered claim.We’ll start with the most obvious solution first. Completely covering the top of the tank (keeping in mind that even small openings can serve as a point of egress for some fish) is the surest way to keep your valued specimens from jumping out. However, solid glass or acrylic tank covers, while very effective fish retainers, are . Many reefkeepers eschew them because they can limit light penetration and vital gas exchange while trapping heat. A good alternative is to use mesh and window screen framing material to make a cover that will prevent fish from jumping while allowing good airflow and light penetration at the surface.