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Old 06-24-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Dividing a 10 gallon tank for Bettas

I have a Betta Ina 10 gallon tank right now but I really really want to get another. I just love Bettas. I'm not sure I have room for another tank so I was wondering if I could get a tank divider and divide my 10 gallon.

First of all, Is that a good idea? I'm just worried that my filter will cause too strong of a current in one half of the tank..

second, Is there some way I can keep my filter from causing too strong of a current. I don't think it is sucking too strongly. It's the water coming out of the filter I'm worried about.

Still not too sure if I'm going to do it or not but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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I think it'd be an OK idea, 5 gallons per betta is not bad. If you're afraid of too strong of a current, you can easily make a filter baffle out of a water bottle: Step-By-Step Filter Baffle
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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I think it'd be an OK idea, 5 gallons per betta is not bad. If you're afraid of too strong of a current, you can easily make a filter baffle out of a water bottle: Step-By-Step Filter Baffle
Cool, thanks! I'll try that.
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You could get a piece of acrylic and cut it to fit, then drill lots and lots of holes in it and place it in the tank and place the outflow of the filter above the divide and allow it to spread between the two sides. I saw this done in my neighbors DIY tank
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You could get a piece of acrylic and cut it to fit, then drill lots and lots of holes in it and place it in the tank and place the outflow of the filter above the divide and allow it to spread between the two sides. I saw this done in my neighbors DIY tank
There are several cut-to-fit dividers that you could do that with, sure would save a bunch of hassle
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There are several cut-to-fit dividers that you could do that with, sure would save a bunch of hassle
Ease vs. $$$
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Possibly. Dividers run pretty cheap, though, so IMHO the money saved really isn't justifiable with the work put into it. But to each their own I know lots of people like to do DIY stuff like that.
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Possibly. Dividers run pretty cheap, though, so IMHO the money saved really isn't justifiable with the work put into it. But to each their own I know lots of people like to do DIY stuff like that.
Yeah, I intended to buy one, but thanks.
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