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Old 04-04-2013, 12:38 AM   #1 
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Where to find Larger size colored craft dividers?

I have my finger crossed. Jacks tells me they have a 40 gallon long so I may finally have a the large tank tommorow. The tank dimensions are 48" x 12" x 16". I have found out the 16 inches is the height so I will lower the water level but I still want the dividers high. I only see white dividers and it's ok but I really think I'd like something that will blend in better with plants a light green, perhaps a tan. If you know any sources where the plastic canvas is colored and larger let me know.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #2 
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You could go with an actual tank divider.

If you really want to do it yourself, you could use clear or white canvas, and Krylon spray paint - Krylon is aquarium safe once dried for 3 - 4 days. You'll want to use several really light coats instead of thick goopy coats.

The canvas and tank divider I linked are both 12x18 ... neither would require cutting to be the right depth!
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #3 
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For size you can build it with more than one piece of mesh. Just need to hold them together enough. I use nontoxic hot glue (with hot glue gun) to hold mesh in my tank for different reasons. It holds up well in water (after it has dried).
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #4 
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For size you can build it with more than one piece of mesh. Just need to hold them together enough. I use nontoxic hot glue (with hot glue gun) to hold mesh in my tank for different reasons. It holds up well in water (after it has dried).
Sewing together with fishing line works too. I've done that to hold mosses to meshes.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #5 
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Sewing together with fishing line works too. I've done that to hold mosses to meshes.
I didn't think about that, and that would probably hold together better than hot glue.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #6 
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Sewing together with fishing line works too. I've done that to hold mosses to meshes.

I've sewn together several with a zigzag stitch and just regular white sewing thread on my machine and it's worked well. (And probably saves a bit of time over hand-sewing if you have a machine.) :)

Here's a link to someone on Etsy who sells them in "Christmas green" and "light green":
http://www.etsy.com/listing/11327395...n-sewing-craft
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #7 
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Ok I will go with sewing. I am disappointed they didn't have the tank. I am just going to go with a breeder tank it will be much cheaper. $40.The dimensions are not that much different. I hope to get that tomorrow. I wish I could have two tanks it would be much better.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:21 AM   #8 
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Bummer about your tank. :( Hopefully something even better will come along though in its place. :)

Also, why the lower water height? (I'm curious) I've got boys who lived in a 30 gal, and it was 16 inches...and I filled it up to about 15 inches (I like an inch at the top for air) and they didn't seem to have any trouble. (I do keep plants near the surface though, so maybe that helped.)

I've seen you say that somewhere else and well, and I've been curious ever since. :) Maybe there's some reason I haven't heard about. :)

Again, sorry about your tank, but good luck on getting the breeder one!! :)
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:09 AM   #9 
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I've been reading the max height for betta's should be 12-13 inches. The theory being if your betta gets sick you are making it hard for it to get to the top for air. I think it will be fine though. I don't fill my tanks to the top anyway. I notice when I fill it to the top they seem less comfortable.
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They will be totally fine. The 13 inch thing is a myth just like the puddle thing. Rice paddies are deeper than your aquarium ... But they have more vegetation too so think about that for resting and hiding purposes and you'll be fine!
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