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Old 06-20-2015, 08:49 PM   #1
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Acrylic dividers siliconed in

I bought a 10g tank for my betta breeders and instead of just buying 2 dividers (cause of my 3 fish), I decided to get two pieces of acrylic, cut them down to size, drill filtration holes in them and use aquarium silicone to glue them into the tank. Click image for larger version

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Each fish will get 3.3g.

I'm currently waiting for the silicone to cure then I will put in the water, filtration and heater. I'm excited!
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Looks good!
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Looks good!

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Will be great betta homes, much nicer than bowls or 1 gallon tanks, congrats.
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Spray paint it too!
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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Looks good. I might be wrong on this, but can't the bettas see each other through the acrylic? If they are male betas then u=it would probably be a problem. Correct me if I am wrong though.
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They are female so I'm not too worried about them seeing each other. The dividers are simply a precaution because I know of some female who are very aggressive with other females.
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Make sure when you fill the tank to ad even , small amounts of water to each section or the silicone can fail(ask me how I know).
Most silicones won't "bite"to acrylic very well at all.
That being said it should work for your purpose if you keep the levels even in all sections , which should happen anyways if you did drill flow holes in the dividers.
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I agree about being cautious about the silicone giving. Be sure to run beads on both sides of each partition.
One other thing to do is the scuff and scratch the acrylic or even drill some holes along the edge where the silicone will go so it squishes through the holes and acts like a rivet.




but this caught my eye;


"he covers his consciousness with menial things and fills his subconscious with dark and deep unpleasantries"
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I agree about being cautious about the silicone giving. Be sure to run beads on both sides of each partition.
One other thing to do is the scuff and scratch the acrylic or even drill some holes along the edge where the silicone will go so it squishes through the holes and acts like a rivet.




but this caught my eye;


"he covers his consciousness with menial things and fills his subconscious with dark and deep unpleasantries"

I did that to the sides and can you elaborate on the beads more cause I haven't heard of that but I'm interested
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