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Old 04-12-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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Filtration for divided 15 gal

I just purchased a 15 gal tank (24"W x 12"H x 12" D). I am going to divide it into thirds with plastic craft canvas and keep one betta in each compartment. Other inhabitants may include corys, fancy guppies, or rasboras. This will be a planted tank (java moss and java fern).

I am planning to use sponge filters. Should I put one small sponge filter in each compartment? I have been looking at Hydro-sponge models. Any recommendations?

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I've use the lustar hydro-sponges before with no problems, a hydro-sponge 1 is apparently good for a 10g so you will have plenty of filtration.

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1 regular sized hot filter will work fine also. The craft canvis has a great design that works well for allowing water flow through the holes.
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I ordered two hydrosponge-1 units and will place one in each of the outer compartments. That should give me 20 gal worth of filtration in a 15 gal tank. A 100 W heater will go in the middle compartment. Java moss will cover the whole mess and give the bettas a nice place to lounge.

I need to go to Michaels or Pearl Art to get the makings of the two dividers - the lfs wanted $11 each for them. Basically, I'm using Freshwatergal's ingenious method:

I'm sure that the craft canvas will allow good circulation between the compartments while keeping the male bettas from each other's throats.

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