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Old 10-21-2013, 04:47 AM   #1 
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Ideas needed

Hi all,

I have found myslef in a very nice position. A friend of mine works for a glass company and has the means to cut and build tanks to any spec i want.

So my thoughts so far, havent worked out dimensions, but since i plant on speanding some time on breeding i need to be able to house multiple males with out running out of space for tanks. So i planned on a roughly 4ft tank being made, will also be used as a grow pout tank. With glass 1 gallon partitions on the front. So i can house my males along the top front of the tank and than use the rest of the tank for fry. I have seen this done but am concerned about being able to filter the water in the males separate compartments. There will be holes cut into the glass walls that separate the males, i will have these stained so the males cant see each other, but im not sure i can get the right amount of water flow to ensure the water is being filtered properly. Any ideas on a better way to house multiple males?
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:02 AM   #2 
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If you're really worried about the filtration might as well put a sponge filter in every 1 gallon partition
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #3 
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Maybe get a zoomed 501 canister filter, it is a small turtle tank filter and instead of using the spray bar get more tubing and run it across the front of the tank and punch holes in it so it trickles into all the males compartments and overflows into the main tank and of course have the intake in the main tank, might need to put over flow holes in the males tanks with a diamond bit so you dont have to worry about them jumping dividers but that would work. I got one of those filters for 35 bucks so shop around online
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #4 
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Search for Betta barracks (and now that I've said it out loud, many "similar threads" will appear below).

One I liked had a short rear wall for the water to overflow into a trough near the bottom. The cannisterfilter sucked from that and refilled through tubes into the individual compartments, the number of which varied with the use of the tank.
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