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Old 09-13-2014, 12:02 AM   #1
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DIY Divided Betta Tank

Hi everyone! I have been designing a 3 part Betta tank. It would have three separate areas separated by water tight seals. The middle section would be taller than the rest, and there would be a wide, shallow depression allowing water to flow over the sides and waterfall into the other two. These would drain into a filtration system in the stand underneath the tank. Here's a picture of the design for the setup:
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I plan to construct this out of glass, or if that is to expensive, acrylic.

I will be detailing the project in this thread. Please post any advise, comments, concerns, etc. Thank you!

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Old 09-13-2014, 01:14 AM   #2
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Will the betta be able to see eachother or will you block the sides? Some betta may become stressed if they do not feel adequately secure or feel that their territory is being invaded by another betta!


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No, I will be painting blocking the sides.
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:15 AM   #4
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Oh awesome that's what I was going to suggest! Looks like a super cool set up! I wish I had that for my bettas!


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Awesome!


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So, I was looking at the price of everything, and I found that I can't afford to do this project right now, so I am putting it on hold. Thank you guys for your feedback though!
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Instead of painting the separations you can get black acrylic to use as dividers.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:15 PM   #9
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On a future note, when you plan on doing this tank again.

When bettas sense water flowing over an edge of a tank like you plan, its their instinct to follow that stream of water. Its how they get around in their natural habitat. The top one would likely jump into the lower tanks.
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I was going to put a little mesh net on the opening.
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