Plan is on top of the mesh to have 1" glass.SS net will be in like glass frame.
Dividers will be siliconed to the walls. Tank size 46x18x14 with 1/4" thick glass. Only bottom piece will be 3/8".
Babies aren’t problem .I’ll catch them and will move them around when they grow enough.
Speaking as someone who has a 30 gallon divided tank, babies are a problem. They are a very annoying problem because they can get under and around all sorts of nets somehow.
Mine get from one side to the other all the time. It's a pain but I love my tank so I spend the time and catch them.