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Old 04-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #1 
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Do I Filter A Divided Tank??

I've had my boys in this 10 gal setup. (I'm adding more plants soon.) It's the classic plastic canvas & report binder covers. The guys can see each other, but not too well, so we just have a curiosity flare now & then.
BUT- I can't figure out a filter system that will work w/ a divider in place. My 1st filter could intake on the left & output on the other: this has the effect of giving Jack too much current on his side, and Butch gets a film on his side.
I bought a sponge filter that I can aim the outtake across the divider. BUT it's just a sponge filter. The Fluval I got originally had an outake that can't be baffled (tried the water bottle trick & several DIYs, no good.
Maybe a small filter on each side?
The issue is the divider interferes with the hanging filter.
Is there a DIY workaround? I'm sick of tossing $30 filters!
Note that I have the divider as high as possible- bettas do jump!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #2 
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Why not get another sponge filter and a gang valve then connect them to the same air pump. Iw punt cost much more but the filtration will be more even and efficient.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #3 
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I have two small filters on either side. :)
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:42 PM   #4 
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I would do another sponge filter. You should lower the water a little and either put a craft divider on top or saran wrap for extra safety on the jumping aspect. The little rocks and fence you put in front of the tank are creative.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #5 
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LOL the rocks & fence are wrecked today b/c this big guy decided to help w/ the cleaning. They ARE his fish, anyway.
Thanks! I have 2 nanos I can use; time will tell if it's not enough filtration. There are only the 2 fish in the 10 gal.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #6 
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I have a divided ten gallon with one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Finnex-Pure-5-...=finnex+pure-5 on each side. They are inexpensive and have a low flow.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:49 PM   #7 
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I have one of these ... They are cheap and I buffered it It also has an adjustable intake

http://www.amazon.com/Hagen-Elite-Un...s=elite+filter

Or simply get two sponge filters and divide the output of an airpump
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #8 
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What is pico filtration?
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I dont see anything about Pico filtration
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Yup, on the site it says it's for nano & pico filtration. Weird.
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