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Old 06-01-2011, 03:09 AM   #1 
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Dividing a 15g? and how to get the "bow" part right.

I decided to divide my 15g bow front twice since I don't plan to use it as a spawning tank until later this year or next summer, but how do you make a divider where the fish can't slip through the area that has the "bow".

I'm thinking that I might try putting java mass along the edge with the "bow", but I don't know if this would as well as I think it might...

Also what materials do people love using for homemade dividers?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:48 AM   #2 
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I never tried but if I had to do a divider I guess I would use one of those ironing nets;

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Old 06-01-2011, 03:04 PM   #3 
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The bow makes things tough :c Sealant will be your very best friend.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:46 PM   #4 
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The bow makes things tough :c Sealant will be your very best friend.

Can the sealant be removed cleanly when I want to remove it?
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:51 PM   #5 
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I used a razor to remove my old dividers sealed in.. it came out in less than 5 minutes for me.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:56 PM   #6 
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I think if it's acrylic you have a high chance of scratching it with a razor, seems like the bow would make it even more likely to scratch since it's an odd shape and all
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:19 PM   #7 
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Its generally just hard to divide a bow front, IMO...

And yeah, it comes off fairly easily. Rubbing alcohol makes things easier.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:07 PM   #8 
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I think if it's acrylic you have a high chance of scratching it with a razor, seems like the bow would make it even more likely to scratch since it's an odd shape and all
That is a very good point..Didn't think about that...

I cant think of any other ways that would be almost 100% sure to be safe...One thing you don't want happening is a malfunctioning tank divider...

You might be able to get a piece of plexiglass cut to fit....but you would still risk scratching the tank when trying to get it in and out..
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:37 PM   #9 
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I actually won't be dividing it anymore until I have a better home for the new fish I just "rescued" from wall mart.
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