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Old 08-06-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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Physical division...

I was thinking about using some slate scraps to help ease the maintenance of some new tank layouts I want to try. Nothing obtrusive, but keeping the dividers just below/even with the substrate... Sort of an easy cut off mark.

Has anyone used this as an easy way to maintain a tanks' looks while using Vals and other runners? Or any other suggestions?
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:30 PM   #2
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If you've got enough of it, slate should work great. I've always used somewhat flexible plastic (like the plastic strips that attach to the back of your glass tank covers) as a dividing material and it has worked great for me, but I think slate would give you a much more natural appearance if it ever becomes exposed.
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Thanks for the reply... I'd seen plenty of setups that used various objects (rocks/wood/cork) as above "ground-level" barriers, but I hadn't seen anything about using "underground" dividers.

If all goes well, I'll post some before and afters.
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I've got an acrylic divider in my 120G tank, which protrudes about 1/2 - 1" above the substrates. Didn't do a thing to stop the Val's from propagating all over the place, although it has held the Wisteria back pretty well..
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