Screen Mesh/Curved Return Box Issue

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I need help with my screen mesh build. I built one a few years ago with metal framing and it has done great, but it just sits on top of my rimless tank. When I added a new Radion with the arm it doesn't fit. I decided to start a new build.

The problem is my return box is in the corner and it's round. I'm thinking about cutting the top of it so it fits when the screen is placed with plastic clips (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XBL6893/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) since it will be recessed into the inside of the glass.

I'm also looking to add an Apex AFS feeder, so I need to have a cutout for that as well.

Any ideas on how to make it work? If you have any pics, please post them.
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Check out the Red Sea DIY screen tops.

Your lights can be accommodated as well as your feeder.

Love mine! Especially for the price.

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Build your own out of acrylic and cut out where ever you need. I cut mine out around the return line and cut a slot to put the cord for the wavemaker.

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What kind of screen is this? and what size holes are they. I like this idea of gluing the acrylic pieces together. How did you glue the screen to the acrylic border? Did you use the same acrylic bonding glue/liquid
 

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The screen is just mosquito netting. It was $1 a square yard at a fabric store. It's around 1/8" holes.

I used a router to cut a 1/8" slot, but a table saw etc could also be used. I then used window screen spline to hold the netting in the slot.
 
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