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Old 03-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #1 
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Smallest tank for 3 Males?

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So I am picking up 2 new lovely males this weekend And already have a male at home. Right now one will be in a 1 gallon tank, and the other two will each have their own 2 gallon tanks! Each is heated to a nice 78F and everything is ready to go.

I want to eventually upgrade to a divided tank, with a filter! What would be the smallest tank I could have, divided, for my 3 boys? And where should the filter go?
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10 gallon. And just get a sponge filter to avoid one of them being thrown around.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:42 PM   #3 
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10 gallon. And just get a sponge filter to avoid one of them being thrown around.
Thanks! I'll start pricing everything. Should I just have 1 heater?
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:32 PM   #4 
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10 gallons, a filter, and 1 heater. The filter you can baffle and it works well. I don't know what filter I have its a little small but it works fine. I just do 2 water changes instead of 1 for 3 fish. But if you have a good filter you probably only need the 1.
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10 gallons, a filter, and 1 heater. The filter you can baffle and it works well. I don't know what filter I have its a little small but it works fine. I just do 2 water changes instead of 1 for 3 fish. But if you have a good filter you probably only need the 1.
Thanks! So both the heater and filter should go in the middle? I've never had a divided tank! Sorry for all the questions
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That would probably be best as it will distrubute the water a bit more evenly. I have mine on the end I know it's not the most recommended but it works for me and I think it would stress my guy in the middle out.
Also use craft mesh or dividers with small holes so that the water can flow to all parts of the tank.
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That would probably be best as it will distrubute the water a bit more evenly. I have mine on the end I know it's not the most recommended but it works for me and I think it would stress my guy in the middle out.
Also use craft mesh or dividers with small holes so that the water can flow to all parts of the tank.
Thanks! I want to do mesh dividers. If I end up doing a divided tank!
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I like my divided tank, they just don't look as nice, though mine could use a major facelift. Hopefully when I move
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I like my divided tank, they just don't look as nice, though mine could use a major facelift. Hopefully when I move
Yeah I'm debating between a divided tank or just getting 3, 2 gallon tanks... ahhh well lols it won't be for a while anyways.
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I would do the ten gallon. Less water changes and easier to maintain. My personal opinion of course.
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