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Old 11-05-2010, 07:33 PM   #11 
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thanks for all your input, folks. I'm thinking of adding mesh to the already existing foundation thats in there.. in essence, just adding mesh to one side of the divider.. Trick will be figuring out how to adhere it to the existing divider.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #12 
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You could use aquarium sealant! Some people use clear hot glue as well :)
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:39 PM   #13 
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Ok, so lets say I do this.. Its going to require getting the fish out of there, taking divider out, adding mesh and putting divider back in. Due to the gravel, I'm going to have to empty out everything to re-position the divider.

Will it be a big deal robbing the tank of the good bacteria by doing in effect a 100% water change?
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:44 PM   #14 
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My tank isn't cycled, so I don't know much about tank bacteria :/ But good luck though! :) :) :)
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:49 PM   #15 
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Reading the DIY divider post... try finding a mesh that's plastic, and without a "rare" color would be great, the color could dye out. And, well... if you do a 100% water change, and your tank is cycled you will get rid of all the bacteria. But, it's not that big of a deal... you can always recycle it. In a 2.5 gal tank it's not that complicated, many say that such a tank can't even be cycled. Or, try just pouring 75-80% of the water and put the divider back in, then refill.

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Old 11-06-2010, 03:50 PM   #16 
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Update - Mesh Added

As an update.. I added some plastic mesh... I think its working better.. the little jerk on the left still flared thru once or twice. The frequency is lower though, and the flaring isn't lasting as long.

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Old 11-06-2010, 05:37 PM   #17 
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I'm glad to see you did it! It looks great! That will have them more relaxed.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:14 PM   #18 
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I still think a bigger tank would be better. However, What I did for my guys was very similar to the link above, but I used plastic craft mesh. I put two pieces of mesh into each divider slots and sandwiched Java Moss in between it. This way my guys can't really see each other and they are much happier. I still have good flow from my filter, so just don't over pack it with moss. This should work in your tank too.

Here is a photo. You can see the Java Moss growing out a bit. I think it looks nice and works great to keep the peace!
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:27 AM   #19 
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What's the best online source for java moss? I dont think my Petcos sell it, and I live near a bunch of them.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:15 AM   #20 
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Aquabid usually has it or you could try kijiji/Craigslist. I've seen people occasionally selling on there.
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