JumpGuard is an aptly named screen top for aquariums that will keep fish from jumping out, but won’t block light from getting in. Like similar products on the aquarium market, the JumpGuard is cut to fit and built to size using some very simple lego-like building blocks.
It’s a common problem for our aquariums, we love to keep the top off for better gas exchange, maximum light penetration, and it simply looks better. For decades the primary solution has been to use glass tops but these are heavy, get dirty blocking even more light with time, and it absolutely kills gas exchange leading to depressed pH.
The new JumpGuard aquarium screen top from D-D The Aquarium Solution solves all the common drawbacks with glass tops, but will keep fish in the aquarium while managing to look good doing it. The JumpGuard kits include everything you need to build your own fish retention device including the clear nylon screen material, four corner pieces, lengths of edge pieces which are cut to fit and mate up to the corners, and a piece of ‘spline’ to wedge the screen into the edge piece.
For more complicated setups which might include light mounting arms, overflows, return pipes or even a fish feeder, the JumpGuard system is compatible with a multi-cutout set, or a Flexi-cutout set for larger accomodations. And there’s also a Brace Bar Set for keeping everything nice and taught on larger systems.
The JumpGuard kits come in three sizes including a 75 cm x 75 cm for $39 (great for two foot cubes), a 120cm x 75 cm for $49 (for most four foot tanks), and a 180cm x 90cm kit for $65 (this is suitable for tanks up to six by three feet in area) while the Flexi-cutout and Multi-cutout sets are sold separately. If you think about the cost of just one average marine fish or a couple of small ones, the JumpGuard is an incredibly inexpensive insurance policy against your fish going on unsanctioned field trips outside the tank.