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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Tank dividers

So i have noticed that since i put Peache into the 10 gal he has gotten depressed, so i am going to move him back into his 1.5 gal. I want to put my two CT males, The Dude and Tide, into the 10gal, but dont want to spend the money on a divider, any ideas how to build one from home?
I have some spare Window Screen around the house, or would that be to small for water flow?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 11:45 AM
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That wouldn't be too small for water flow, but I'm not sure if the window screen can safely go underwater...?

I've made a couple of homemade dividers out of ultra stiff plastic craft canvas. I did it two ways - 1) one sheet cut to fit tight (make sure they can't get around, under or over it) with report 'binder bars' on the sides for stability or 2) two sheets cut to fit tight and zip-tied together so they're about 2 inches apart with plants in the space between. Both ways worked great while I had it up.

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ok, thank you. i will probably use the craft canvas.

Peache is the only fish iv knows that HATES his 10gallon. :/

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You're not alone. My fish Bravo hated his 10 gal. He was so stressed out all the time. I finally moved him to a 3 gal kritter keeper and he is much better. Blew his first really huge bubble nest recently.

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thats one thing that has worried me, iv never had a bubble nest from him.

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Acrylic is sold at hardware stores I use some common sense fastening (rocks, suction cups), cut it to size and drill holes for circulation. This I use in my tanks for temporary housing. Must be clean. Moreover, betta males get stressed when trapped in view of each other, and females seem to hold more aggression being out of touch.
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I knew I had this saved somewhere, I had planned to use it when I got a bigger aquarium so I made sure to bookmark it. But this is the detailed step-by-step of what dragonfair mentioned:

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/d...ividers-21866/

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^^^ the one in that looks wobbly though lol...

have a DIY thread in my signature.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 04:39 AM
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That wouldn't be too small for water flow, but I'm not sure if the window screen can safely go underwater...?
window screen (or flymesh depending on where ur from) you can either get poly or fiberglass both are safe underwater im told.

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