Jumpguard Pro DIY AQUARIUM COVER | D-D The Aquarium Solution

 

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Jumpguard Pro DIY Aquarium Cover

There is nothing worse than coming down in the morning to finding your favourite fish lying dead and crispy on the carpet. 

Many fish, especially wrasse, have a tendency to jump from the tank when frightened or chased by another fish and so a solution to preventing the loss of such fish should be high on every fish keepers priority list.

D-D Jumpguard covers are a very lightweight, sleek, low visual impact and easy to construct screen cover suitable for most aquarium types, specifically designed to prevent fish loss due to jumping whilst maintaining high light penetration.

 

The new Jumpguard Pro now includes cutout and brace bar parts as standard and an aesthetic black mesh.

 

 

Available sizes

Available in the following versions and are designed to be cut to size:

  • TC7575PRO - 75cm x 75cm nominal size.
  • TC12075PRO - 120cm x 75cm nominal size.
  • TC18075PRO - 180cm x 90cm nominal size.

Notes:

  1. The maximum size frame that can be made from each kit will be 3.6cm longer than stated in each direction.
  2. The tank should be measured from inside face of glass to inside face of glass.

Included in the kit

The Jumpguard Pro Aquarium Cover is a kit of parts which allows the aquarist to create a custom frame for their specific aquarium. The rigid corners and extruded aluminium section create a very solid frame which sits neatly inside glass of the aquarium glass, resting on the top lip.  


Kit Contents:

  • 4 x Aluminium frame sections
  • 6 x Plastic corners
  • 2 x Plastic handles
  • 1 x Length of rubber spline
  • 1 x Sheet of black mesh
  • 1 x Spline roller tool
  • 1 x Instruction manual
  • 2 x Reverse corners to form flexi-cutout
  • 1 x Brace bar (TC7575PRO), 2 x Brace bars (TC12075PRO), 3 x Brace bars (TC18090PRO) + clips and attachments

Features of the Jumpguard Pro Aquarium Cover

NEW PROFILE DESIGN
The special extruded aluminium profile is now shaped with a lip which sits directly onto the edge of the glass, removing the requirement for any additional clips or brackets. The section is extruded then powder coated in a tough, low sheen, black finish for greater scratch resistance and greater aesthetics.

SPECIAL CORNERS INTEGRATE WITH SILICONE JOINTS
The lower section of the corners is specifically designed so that it does not interfere with the silicone bead in the corners of your tank which gives a tight fit to the glass with no gaps. It also makes it easier and neater to cut off the corner if you want to bring wires out at the back of the tank for pumps and heaters.

NEW BLACK MESH WITH MAXIMUM LIGHT PENETRATION
For those concerned with loss of light penetration into your reef tanks, we tested light levels with a Apogee MQ-200 meter and got the following results:
PAR without cover around 390 - 400 • PAR with cover around 380 - 390 • Approximately a 2.5% reduction in light with no shadowing at all.

NEW Jumpguard PRO BLACK VERSION

Mesh up close

The new Jumpguard PRO is supplied with the new black as standard in all size versions.

Over aquarium

On the tank it is much harder to see than the clear mesh as you do not get the same light bounce back.

Compared with clear

Here you can see the difference between the black mesh laid over the conventional clear mesh.

Jumpguard Accessory Sets

We manufacture a range of accessories for the jumpguard frames to make them truly flexible for a wide range of aquariums.

  • MULTI-CUTOUT - Contains 3 standard cutout solutions for 3 specific sized apertures or offsets.
  • FLEXI-CUTOUT - Allows you to create a custom sized cutout for larger overflow boxes, pipes & lights.
  • BRACE BAR SET - To provide additional support across the width of the aquarium when using multiple cut-outs or larger frame spans.

Multi-cutout Set - TCMULTICO
Each Jumpguard Multi-cutout Set provides you with 3 different cutout options to allow you to modify the frame around any light brackets, cables or pipework etc. 

Each kit contains

  • 1 pair of 15mm offset corners 
  • 1 pair of 40mm offset corners
  • 1 x 40mm x 120mm lighting bracket or rigid cut-out

Note:

Cutting into the standard square frame, especially on larger frames, will generally reduce the rigidity and we would recommend installing one of one or more cross braces, as required, to retain the structural integrity.

Flexi-cutout Set - TCFLEXICO
The Jumpguard Flexi-cutout Set provides you with 2 standard corners and 2 reverse corners to allow you to modify the frame around any larger overflow boxes, light brackets, cables or pipework etc, that would not be covered by the Multi-Cutout Set. 

Each kit contains

  • 1 pair of standard corners 
  • 1 pair of reverse corners

Note:

Cutting into the standard square frame, especially on larger frames, will generally reduce the rigidity and we would recommend installing one of one or more cross braces, as required, to retain the structural integrity.

Brace Bar Set - TCBRACE
For larger aquariums or whenever fitting a cutout set we recommend installation of one or more brace bars to retain the structural integrity of the frame and to stop the outer edges from pulling in together.

Each kit includes:

  • 2 x 900mm x 12mm x 8mm brace bars
  • 2 x T piece connectors
  • 6 x connector clips

Note:

Brace bar extrusion and 6 clips are already supplied with the TC18990 kit as standard.

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