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Old 02-12-2011, 12:54 AM   #1 
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Split Tanks Help!

This probably isn't a good idea but I want to divide them up and give them equal amounts of swimming room. I have 3 bettas right now but I'm considering buying a 4th since I'm addicted. So for some of you split-tank betta owners out there, what are your suggestions? Should I buy 2 smaller gallon tanks and divide them that way or buy one big tank and divide all of them in THAT way? Kinda low on money but their living conditions aren't suiting me or them at the moment. Ammonia is our biggest problem right now.

Any ideas are helpful. I'm not trying to hurt my fish by housing them in one big tank but to help them so I'm looking for any good advice. Also please tell me the size of the tanks in which it would be ideal?


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Old 02-12-2011, 01:12 AM   #2 
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http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/365/

^^ Something like the picture shown at the bottom. Anyone have any clue as to what kind of tank that is and do you think it should be bigger? I don't want to make my fish anymore miserable than what they are. I might vouch for a different divider.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:36 AM   #3 
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I have a 10 gallon split three ways the thing to keep in mind is the more swimming room the better In my opinion the smallest size you should split is a five gallon two ways. They have a 20 gallon kit you could buy at walmart for like 70 dollars and the 10 gallon kit is about 30. maybe other members have advice on where you can get cheaper tanks
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:49 AM   #4 
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Thanks a ton! I'll definitely keep that in mind. I'm open for more suggestions. I'd really like to know what's best for my fish. I'm skimming on a $150 budget right now.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:12 AM   #5 
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I have a ten gallon divided in 3 and the thing most don't realize is you can't fill the water all the way to the top because the bettas could jump over the dividers. I only have about 8.5 gallons of water in my 10 gallon tank. I wouldn't divide any more than 3 in a 10 gallon personally.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:25 AM   #6 
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check out craigslist and thrift stores, sometimes they have good deals on larger fish tanks.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:41 AM   #7 
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I've got a 20g long divided into four sections. It gives each boy around 5g each, and since you might be getting a fourth, you would have the extra section for him. :)
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:43 AM   #8 
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Or maybe get the 14 gallon at petco? It is a taller version of a ten gallon, allowing for gapping to avoid jumping. Last I saw the kits were like 35$
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:14 AM   #9 
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Okay. I might get a 15 or 20 gallon depending on how big it looks. I have a flimsy little desk here and I'm not sure if it can hold a big 20 gallon tank! LOL! Let's hope!!
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:31 AM   #10 
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You should deffinatly check thrift stores I just found a 20 gal. long for 10 bucks at a goodwill store by me I don't have any place to put it since I have a 29 gal. goldfish tank now(they are so cute) but one day I am going to split it up.I used to have my 10 gal. split three ways but my HMPK died so it's split in half now and I love having such a big tank for two fish they are super happy.Petco also has 10 gal. tank kits on sale for 30 bucks you could split it three ways(still having to buy dividers) and it's a really good deal I don't think the 10 gal. kit comes with a heater though so you would have to buy one of those too but you would still be under you budget.
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