Tank dividers -- cheap

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Tank dividers -- cheap

Post  Betty on 2010-08-27, 15:06

This isn't my original idea, but it's one that I've been using for years. A cheap tank divider for 10 gallon and 20 long.

I use plastic canvas from the craft/fabric store or you can find it in limited sizes at Walmart as well. They come in a variety of colors, sizes of the canvas sheets, and size of the holes.

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I also use report cover bindings that you can get in any office supply section or store.

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Measure the inside of the tank carefully and cut the canvas to fit. Then slide the bindings on and that gives it a bit of rigidity to hold upright and in place. It's important to have a good, tight fit or it will fall over easily or tiny fry will be able to get around it. I've also seen people use suction cups to help hold them in place, but I've had good luck with them without having to add anything else.

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This works well for smaller fish and tanks. For bigger tanks and fish, I think light diffuser (eggcrate) would work well. Has anyone made a divider out of it? I've thought about attaching the plastic canvas to eggcrate to keep small fish from going through the large openings as another possibility to divide a tank.


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Post  alexmuw on 2010-08-27, 15:44

The plastic canvas works great for smaller tanks (20 gal and below) or for smaller fish (fry etc...).

I have a plastic canvas divider for my 20 gallon fry tank, but I've used plastic eggcrate for larger tanks/fish. Both work well, but serve different purposes.

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Post  momsfishn on 2010-08-30, 14:47

what a great idea! cheers

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Post  dkpate on 2010-08-30, 21:02

I've got a divider and the mesh in my betta tanks, so they can't see eachother at all. Gotta love the DIY!

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Post  cichlidlovers98513 on 2010-12-26, 13:03

What a great idea..
I wish I knew that earlier..

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Post  finsandfeathers on 2010-12-26, 16:11

Use a egg crate divider for the 75g when catchung/attempting to thin down the population in there. Some of them Labeo's become almost mission impossible to catch!!

The plastic canvas style are a great way to go on a budget.

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