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Hey guys Im looking to install some vents in some grow out tubs that I just picked up.
Since the tubs have a seal built into the lid they are airtight and fruit fly proof. So I figured i would install No-See-Um mesh using a wire grommet.
Unfortunately the grommets I found are all wrong. So Im wondering if anyone can tell me exactly where they acquired theirs and what exactly Im looking for as far as product name.


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I just cut a hole in the top of the tub and either silicon or hot glue it down.
Hot glue works better to hold in place over time. I've had silicon come loose over time.

If you just want some mid-sized vents, use a hole saw of the diameter you want and then cut the mesh a little wider than the hole and hot glue it into place and trim so it looks neat (if it matters).

If you want a larger vent or a square instead of a circular vent use a dremel to cut out the vent shape you want.

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Hot glue works better to hold in place over time. I've had silicon come loose over time.

If you just want some mid-sized vents, use a hole saw of the diameter you want and then cut the mesh a little wider than the hole and hot glue it into place and trim so it looks neat (if it matters).

If you want a larger vent or a square instead of a circular vent use a dremel to cut out the vent shape you want.

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Ed I thought about this method. My OCD makes me really want to use the grommet LOL

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Justin: Are the snap in grommets the ones they use for putting wire through a desk top & how did you apply the screen? I know the arachnid guys have really cool looking vents in their tanks but I have never been successful in finding out where they get them.
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I can't really help if you won't give me the specifics I asked for. But I can tell you that snap-in grommets work very well for my verticals.



Justin
Justin sorry about that, I couldnt say exactly how thick the tub is.... standard thickness? I mean its a storage tub from Walmart. but If I had to guess... maybe 1/16?

The grommet you posted is what Im looking for!

I couldnt find any like that at the store the other day.


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I can't really help if you won't give me the specifics I asked for. But I can tell you that snap-in grommets work very well for my verticals.



Justin
Id like to see some more pics of tbis tank if you have them. Interested in the difference in this vs standard screen top for verts. The area is much much less but if it reduces the condensation enough...hmmm
 

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What's tbis? The thread to my post working with these is here:
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/pa...stom-glass-ikea-bookshelf-vivarium-build.html

There are pretty small. The hole I drill is only an inch, and the opening is only 3/4" in diameter. They are for my 10 and 15 gallon tanks. I got them off ebay $12.99 with shipping for 100. I see the prices have gone up online, but you get the idea:
3/4" I.D. X 1" O.D. SNAP GROMMET - 100PK | eBay

My 35 gallon tank build by tropical ecos, had 2.5" snap-in grommets for top venting:


Great tank! I just took the idea and miniaturized it with a hinged front, stronger magnetic latch, and lower vents.
 
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