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Old 07-05-2010, 05:16 PM   #1 
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Cool 55 Gallon divided into 5 sections for Betta boys!

So I have decided to go ahead & turn my spare 55 into a big tank for my males. One day there might be 6, but for now, it is only 5. I am not moving Kenji out of his 90gal unless the Angelfish get to him. And if they don't, I can buy a new male for the 55! Valor is moving out of the section in the 20gal long sorority tank, this will give the girls more room & me more room to add 2-4 new ladies!

Kyle Jr, Valor, Amai, Lemon & Flame will each have about 10 gallons!

I have made a pre-filter/screen for the intake of my 110 Aquaclear, since I know the suction will be far too strong for them. This gives about an inch & a half of space on all sides from the intake. I will put in the 20-30gal turtle filter on the left side, the AC is on the middle right. Hopefully for the summer the 150watt heater will be fine, I will toss in my other small heater in the Fall.

I took a few setup pics, had to make my own filter media, kinda ghetto, but the fish don't care unless it doesn't work!

Anyone else have a bigger-than-normal tank for their Betta?
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What do you guys think? I will be taking pics of the filter media later on. Betta may go in tomorrow or I will wait longer. I'm not sure if I should cycle it with that filter or just add the other filter too & keep up w/c until things even out. The second 10gal does not have a filter, that's why it's always getting cloudy, but the fish do well.

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This is the 20 gallon long. Right side is Valor's section.


Here are (L to R) Amai, Kyle Jr, Flame & Lemon's current tanks.


On the ground with an inch of water. Yes, that is the garden hose coming through the front window.


This is the intake covering. I used two Betta cup lids, 2in of craft mesh & rubber bands to hold it together. In time, I will have to swap out the bands, but it should hold great for at least 3-5 months.


Here are a few shots of the tank filling up & last pic is full with flash to show intake & background. It will be planted with sand, but I think I will keep the background, it's kinda nice. I am hoping to get 2 bags of sand and make it a good, deep sand bed. I am aiming for 4in, but I'm sure it will end up only 3.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:26 PM   #2 
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WOW! That's really impressive! =]
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:36 PM   #3 
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:11 PM   #4 
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Great! One divider is smaller than the others... Bettas can jump!
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:48 PM   #5 
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nice! im hoping to divide my tank soon.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:32 PM   #6 
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Check out Neelie's post, it should be very helpful. I am going to divide a 50 gallon long tank this week. I will be using black acrylic dividers to avoid stressing out my fish.

What are the dimensions of your tank?
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:41 AM   #7 
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@ NIB BETTA - i have a 10gal tank. this is what i can manage for now with my time. i think i've read that post before. by the way, what is that acrylic divider that you mentioned? is it just like a plastic mesh that i am planning to use?
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:31 AM   #8 
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Great! One divider is smaller than the others... Bettas can jump!
Yea I know, It's not done yet.
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:32 AM   #9 
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My tank? Basic 55gal.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:40 PM   #10 
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Got new pics! Enjoy.

So here is the filter, craft mesh, curtain, towel, 2 rough rocks & 1 A size Marineland filter pad.


Here are the two 10's, I rinsed them out. Not sure what I want to do with them. I may fill them with water and leave them be.


And here are two pics, top with Betta in their cups & bottom with them free in their new homes!
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