Found mesh

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Found mesh

Post by Hermielover121 » Sun May 03, 2020 12:06 pm

For my s and f water pools I need mesh for the sides. Apparently it is called plastic canvas! I could not find any that was big enough but then I found leaf it gutter guard ( it’s plastic) you can find it in big quantities at Home Depot for only 9 dollars. Just thought I would mention that for anyone who needs mesh for there tanks since it’s really hard to find!!!


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun May 03, 2020 12:41 pm

Hermielover121 wrote:For my s and f water pools I need mesh for the sides. Apparently it is called plastic canvas! I could not find any that was big enough but then I found leaf it gutter guard ( it’s plastic) you can find it in big quantities at Home Depot for only 9 dollars. Just thought I would mention that for anyone who needs mesh for there tanks since it’s really hard to find!!!


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If you're ever in need of craft mesh, check out a craft store or Walmart. I got about 20 sheets before AC Moore went out of business. Image
Is the gutter guard you got flexible?

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Re: Found mesh

Post by Hermielover121 » Sun May 03, 2020 12:50 pm

Yes I believe so
I am picking it up later today


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun May 03, 2020 12:51 pm

Awesome! Great deal.

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Post by Hermielover121 » Sun May 03, 2020 12:51 pm

I saw some at the craft stores but all the holes were to small so that’s why I did not get it from there


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun May 03, 2020 12:54 pm

Hermielover121 wrote:I saw some at the craft stores but all the holes were to small so that’s why I did not get it from there


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It does look small, but it seems to work ok for the crabbies. I think that's what most people on here use (that's what I use for my pools). I have egg crate on the back of my tank for them to climb, which the holes are much bigger, but it's not flexible.

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Re: Found mesh

Post by Hermielover121 » Sun May 03, 2020 1:46 pm

Ohhh I totally forgot about egg crate I could probably have used that too but I already paid. Do you think the stuff that I picked would be as good?


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun May 03, 2020 2:01 pm

That's ok. Egg crate isn't flexible at all, and you have to use a sharp instrument to cut it. So I wouldn't recommend it for pools. Do you have a link to the stuff you bought? I'm just wondering if it will be a pain to cut down to size.

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Post by Hermielover121 » Sun May 03, 2020 2:33 pm

Here is the link to what I bought

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/peak-p ... 1000183439


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun May 03, 2020 3:05 pm

I think it will work. It looks bendy enough in the pic where it's in the gutters. Def let me know how it works out when you pick it up!

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Re: Found mesh

Post by Motörcrab » Sun May 03, 2020 4:41 pm

That gutter guard appears to be similar to the plastic canvas, only bigger. I have see a few people use it instead. I would still rinse it off in your dechlorinated freshwater first to be safe.
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Re: Found mesh

Post by Hermielover121 » Sun May 03, 2020 4:57 pm

Ya good idea


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Re: Found mesh

Post by Hermielover121 » Sun May 03, 2020 4:58 pm

Just anxiously waiting for my hermit crabs to stop molting


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Post by Crabby7Crabber » Sun May 03, 2020 8:10 pm

Be patient, they'll be okay :love::
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Re: Found mesh

Post by Hermielover121 » Sun May 03, 2020 8:25 pm

Thank you all
I have not boiled anything but here is the finished waterImage
I will use the sub to hold down the way in!


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