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Old 02-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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DIY 10G divider

As anyone made a 10G tank divider?? Starting to need one and wondering how. If not 10G any other size?
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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I haven't but you could use egg crate and if you need to break the line of sight you could grow moss on it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:09 AM   #3
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If you need a solid wall you can use a sheet of plexiglass cut to size. I saw an article where you cut the glass smaller, then use EPDM All Climate weatherseals available at your home supply store to fix it in place. That way you can move the wall or remove it as needed. If you need water flow, carefully drill small holes through the plexiglass (it can crack easily but works better if placed against a piece of wood when drilling) to alow the flow.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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If you need a solid wall you can use a sheet of plexiglass cut to size. I saw an article where you cut the glass smaller, then use EPDM All Climate weatherseals available at your home supply store to fix it in place. That way you can move the wall or remove it as needed. If you need water flow, carefully drill small holes through the plexiglass (it can crack easily but works better if placed against a piece of wood when drilling) to alow the flow.
Thanks going to try this soon once I get supplies just buying might be cheaper but I like projects and working with my hands
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:04 AM   #5
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i'd also recommend (depending on the reasons for the divider) aquatic mesh.

a lot of people use these for things like moss walls and the application for a tank divider is fairly similar.

you can buy mesh from most LFS i believe, or even hardware stores (bunnings if you're in australia, or home depot in the US i believe?). just don't buy any with metal.

simply cut to size, leaving approx 1-2 inches of additional space on either side, and place suction cups through the mesh down both sides. place in tank, stick the suction cups to the back and front and voila. this gives plenty of water flow if required, and doubles as good grounding for plants or moss you might use with it (if you do). if you have substrate, place an inch in it so nothing can go underneath also.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #6
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Can you use plain cloth? I have pregnant guppies, and that sounds much easier than having another tank
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
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Can you use plain cloth? I have pregnant guppies, and that sounds much easier than having another tank
I don't know how the plain cloth would work because there is nothing really holding it "down". You could try I don't know how it would work out though.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #8
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look up hamburg mattenfilter/divider, or here is a link

NYCichlids.net • View topic - DIY Hamburg Mattenfilter/Divider #2


you could use some poret foam or something, why are you separating the guppy? it would have birth in that tank and most of the babies would survive
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http://usafishbox.forumotion.com/t31...a-tank-divider
Here you go.
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Um well no they wont dude, not only will the parents nibble and eat at them but the other inhabitants will too...the neon tetras are big enough to eat them too
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