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Old 06-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #11 
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Tank Dividers @ petfish.net I followed this tutorial (the first one!). I know it seems like the silicon is permanent, but I've already taken it out of one tank with a straight-edge razor. Yes, it was a hassle, but it's not permanent.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #12 
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Ditto to the 20 gallon long
my local petsmart has em in stock and almost always on sale
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...26amp%3B+Bowls

For the live plants. What has been suggested is great to start off with. For lighting do replace your bulbs with florescent blubs of atleast 6.5KW

For dividers, I know the petstores have them. here is one from petsmart
www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3742975

Personally, these are male bettas. So I would like to stock up the dividers with the plants to prevent them from seeing each other and stressing out too much. Some flaring is great. 24/7 flaring.....not so great.

Also, any crowntails going to be in the this tank? If so, introduce tank mates 1 at a time and when you are home 24/7. Crowntails can be VERY aggressive. Mine even attacked his plant

ETA: great idea thekoimaiden! A lil project to do/it maybe more reliable than what the petstores sell(not sure how they stay put)
ETA2: Just saw your tank is a package deal from classifieds.

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:37 PM   #13 
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My veil tail is sharing this tank with a Crown Tail. Hers though is VERY timid. I believe mine is more aggressive than hers.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #14 
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Here is some information about dividing a tank in half. I believe this will help you get started. Check out the link below:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.js…
They would cost you about $10 - 15 dollars and are perforated to allow water to circulate between both sides. I would suggest putting plants against the divider to minimize them seeing each other and flaring up. I don't know if you plan on using 2 filters/heaters or one strong enough to accommodate a tank that size. Now regarding fish - Corydoras Catfish, Otocinclus Catfish, Loaches or African dwarf frogs are great tank mates.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #15 
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We're thinking about using 2 50 watt heaters for the tank. Just one filter though, we could put in another 2 though. though.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #16 
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I've seen users put their filter in the middle/put up 2 dividers. 1 on each side of the filter. Maybe you can baffle the filter like mine"(this creates 2 separate areas for the water to flow off.)
But putting it between 2 dividers each side can get it's own water flow. Here are directions to create this baffle: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #17 
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Our filters are already baffled since when they aren't the fish REALLY do not like the stronger current coming from them.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #18 
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Our filters are already baffled since when they aren't the fish REALLY do not like the stronger current coming from them.
oh...are you using your 5.5 gallon filters? or is the tank coming with it's own filter?
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The tank has it's own filter, but it is possible for us to use our own filters in there as well.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #20 
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The tank has it's own filter, but it is possible for us to use our own filters in there as well.
I'm curious to see if it would be enough for the tank.
almost 30 gallons of water plus two 5-10 gallon filters. That would equal 10-20 gallons being filtered.

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