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Old 06-21-2011, 11:35 AM   #11 
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1.5 gallon minumum (you have no kings, right?)
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #12 
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No kings, I have some HM's, deltas and a CT and one plakat and thank you I think I will aim for 1.5-2 gallons. Hmmm that means I will need at least a 40 gal long....
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Well good luck... Hope the move goes OK
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #14 
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you have to consider swimming room not just gallons for dividing a tank. like in a 20 gallon, if you put 10 in there they'd each get 2 gallons, but a 20 gallon long is about 30 inches long, which means they'd have a 3 inch wide section each, which barely gives them room to turn
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Exactly I want each fish to be able to have at least 5 inches wide swimming space I also want to be able to see them lol, so 45 gallons would give me 9 5-inch segments
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:26 PM   #16 
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You could always see if you can divide them diagonally maybe?
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #17 
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In a 10 gallon, you can divide up to 4 times with 2.5 gallons each- 10/2=5/2=2.5..It looks ok that way. If you can get a 20 long, that'd be pretty good, too.

10/3 gives enough space to roam- 4 a bit less, but not bad.

You can also try and get 5 gallon tanks, divided in half. It means more tanks, but you can also probably re-use your same heaters with a decent success rate as well as be able to not have them all in a big tank, so its easier to place them around the house.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:19 PM   #18 
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You could always see if you can divide them diagonally maybe?
I think diagonal dividers would lack stability... unless done from diagonal corner to diagonal corner (say, in a 5 gallon tank)...
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:13 PM   #19 
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^ even then, its very hard! I tried it, and it was flimsy.

Though, if you can manage to find a sturdy enough material, and perhaps double it up (say, craft mesh-type things, though these arent long enough), you can use the same spines as you would, with extra length. Its still hard, though, because one fish in the middle would be barely visible.

What about barracks style?
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:46 PM   #20 
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I posted this in another thread but I'll mention it here too just incase your missed it. Starting Sunday Petco is having a sale on their glass tanks. It's a dollar a gallon sale but it is only for 10 gallons and up. If your tight on cash this is the time to get a tank.
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