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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-05-2004, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Separating the dirt from the water

Hey guys

What are some good ways to separate the "planted" side from the "water" side in a vivarium?

I'm doing one, and I was thinking I could just build a rock wall, and put like a lining of a pond-liner type material on the dirt side, and that would keep the water from getting into the dirt, and I could hide the liner with rocks and all that...

But as I think, it seems like with the weight of all the water pushing against the dirt-in-a-bag that it would warp it and mess it all up.

Is it back to the drawing board?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-05-2004, 05:00 AM
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Are you just trying to divide the tank into two halves, one for water and one for dirt? If so, just have your local glass shop cut a strip of glass the lenth of your tank's front to back depth and the width of however high you want it. Then silicone this in making a partial height divider. The glass will only cost you a few bucks and it will be easy and effective.

You could even use two or three strips to make a more interesting shape.
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