05-12-2010, 11:47 AM
| || | Pet Hair Proofing an Open top tank
I'm embarking on a little project to leave my tank top open but pet hair proof. I currently have plexiglass covers that almost make the tank airtight but the logistics of the air exchange and the aesthetics aren't there for me.
This weekend I get my lights (let's hope grrrr). They have a stand that elevates them up from the water. I'm going to pull the plexit tops and outift the tank top with a wooden canopy. The store bought on is open backed and the top has one inch spaces between the slats. I have a black labrador that sheds year round. With daily brushings and shed-less treatments he still fills a shopping bag a day with loose fur... and STILL thre is fur everywhere. Its INSANE!!! Anyhow. I plan on getting the store bought top but either screening it or reinforcing it to resist the fur.
Window screen was my first thought, it would also protect the fish from the evil cat I'm watching, and keep any potential jumpers safely inside.
Has anyone else done this or had this issue, how did ya'll deal? and do you have words of wisdom that can save me from more errors than trials?