The screen top feeding portal from Neat Aquatics is an interesting 3D printed device to help with feeding your aquarium fish through a screen top. There’s so many 3D printed trinkets in the aquarium hobby that seem to be little more than a solution looking for a problem to solve.
However the feeding portal is one accessory that addresses the problems of many prebuilt and DIY kits for mesh and screen top lids. Some of these include an option to add a feeding door in the side or corner of the lid but these pretty much all negatively affect the structural integrity of the top, leading to a weak, wobbly screen top.
With the screen top feeding portal from Neat Aquatics all you have to do is fasten the double sided circular ‘portal’ with the included plastic screws and then neatly cut out the mesh. We haven’t seen it yet but we assume that the included door neatly clicks into place, allowing users to feed their fish without having a sloppy, structurally compromising side door to your screen top or lid.
There’s still plenty of innovation to discover using 3D rapid manufacturing techniques and at $19.99 the screen top feeding portal is certainly a great and affordable solution to add a feeding door to solid screen tops and lids. [BRS]