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Hello,

Does anyone know where I can get black egg crate for the top of my aquarium. I have only found white at Home Depot.

Thanks,

Mike
 

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AFIK the only way you can get black eggcrate with by using a spray can ;)
 

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Just paint up the white with Krylon Fusion spray paint. It is available at Michael's and other hobby stores. :beer:
 

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If you go back a little from the link I posted, you can buy single sheets. You are going to lose a good amount of lighting by using the black eggcarate though. The white and silver eggcrate help to diffuse light but I think the black will absorb a significant portion of the light. Pond netting in a window screen frame will serve the same purpose and won't block much light. There are some threads on here explaining how to make them.

Just found it.
http://thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103981
 

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Here is the eggcrate for my bowfront that I made in a couple of hours with a dremel, a sheet of eggcrate and a can of spray paint.

It is still holding up great and looks really nice after 8 months of daily abuse.

I cut it down the middle so each half can be lifted for easier access and fitting.

 
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