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Old 01-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #1 
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Is plexiglass safe to use as a divider?

So I'm planning on getting a 10 gallon tank and splitting it between my two boys. A friend of mine offered to let me have an old plexiglass divider she has. Is this safe, or should I just get a mesh divider?
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it is, but you need to either perforate it to allow water flow, or filter both sides independently.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #3 
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Ahh, alright. Thank you :D I'll probably just use the mesh divider then, two filters aren't an option in this case sadly. I only have enough outlet space for one.

As another question, would a 50w heater be enough for a 10g or would I need to up the size? I'm just trying to plan ahead of time since this is my first divided tank
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50 watt is perfect for 10 gallon tank
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Consider using two mesh dividers with the filter and heater between them. This balances out the filtration and heat between the two halves... and other benefits.
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