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Old 10-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #1 
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Question Going from two tanks to one

So my husband and I are kinda new to this Betta world. We each currently have a betta of our own. Mine is in a 3 gallon bowfront tank, and his is in a 1.2 square tank. Seeing as I am the primary care taker of all the critters, I want to create a double tank from an old tank I have.

I have a full set up for a 20 gallon tall. But I have two questions...


1- How do I divide the tank into 2? I can't find a tank divider for a 20 tall. They are all over for 20 long.


2- What suggestions do you have for a filter system? One filter on each side, one filter on one side for the tank, or putting one filter in the middle for both.... Something else? I'm not sure.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #2 
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Many pet stores sell dividers so do Ebay and yahoo.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #3 
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Many pet stores sell dividers so do Ebay and yahoo.

So I didn't even think eBay - That part was easy, found one already....
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Now for the filter question. LOL
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #4 
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you can make your own divider, here is how http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/d...ividers-21866/

i used this method, i have my heater on one side of my divider and the filter on the other. OR i know someone on this forum has set up 2 dividers in their tank and put heater and filter in the middle. so its right side divider filter and heater then divider and then left side of tank. this way also makes sure the fish dont see each other.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:19 PM   #5 
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Some people get a piece of plexiglass cut to fit the tank, drill a bunch of small holes for water flow, then silicone it in. You have to be really careful to make sure they can't get around the divider & it's best if they can't see each other.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:51 AM   #6 
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Two dividers with the filter and heater in the middle is the better option as it provides more even filtering and heating. Plus if one of your boys jumps his divider he's still in neutral space.
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Two small filters or if your divider allows easy water flow one medium one.
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