To be completely honest.. no matter how good a deal you find on tanks buying a 10 gall and dividing it will be MUCH cheaper in the long run than getting 3 separate tanks. Your talking gravel, plants, decor, heater, and filter (if applicable) for EACH tank.. it adds up fast.
Also one big tank takes up less room than 3 little ones
Ya I guess so...I just dont know where or how to get dividers...... That's the only problem in this situatuion.... Having a 10 gallon tank then divideing into 3rds sounds like its gonna be awesome i just dont know how to divide it
You can make your own dividers... there's a thread on TFK that I'm sure DQ can link to you (I'm not sure where it is).
Basically you get plastic mesh and essay binders (like that you would turn a paper in with) and just slide the essay binder on the edge of the plastic mesh (all four sides) and silicon it in your tank with aquarium silicon (remember it takes 2 days to dry).
I think that thread says to use the pressure method where the divider is bigger than the tank so it is kind of squeezed in... I prefer to use the aquarium silicon to glue it in.. IMO it looks nicer AND it is MUCH more secure.