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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone here keeping TB on a 10 gallon tank and successfully breeding them?
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Hi,

Is anyone here keeping TB on a 10 gallon tank and successfully breeding them?
Yes, but doesn't mean it's the easiest. I would think 15G or 20G is better. I did it because these tanks are on my third floor, they are smaller and easier to move if I have to do it in the summer.
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I have a 20 long already split. I just didn't want to set up that big of a tank. I already have a 20 long set up with some PRL and was thinking of splitting it as well. Just didn't want to do thru all that trouble because I already have a 10 gallon ready to go.
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Funny you're saying that, I have also a 20G Long split into two section, one section is some BKK and mischlings and the other is PRL ;-)
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Lol, how did you split it? What materials? I used some SS wire mesh.
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You can buy tank dividers, or make your own even. Just get one of those plastic mesh sheets that you can find in the crafts department, I think they're for sewing. Cut it to fit your tank, and then slide report binders onto the sides so it will remain straight and stay up.

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DO you need anything to keep the report binders upright?

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The plastic mesh I found has the holes too big and that was the smallest size they had.
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Yah plastic mesh would do absolutely nothing to keep babies separate.

Best way to split a tank, buy a piece of 12x12x2 (I think that's the 20 long size) poret open cell foam from swiss tropicals. It slides in nice and tight and functions as a bio filter while splitting the tank as well.
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Lol, how did you split it? What materials? I used some SS wire mesh.
I just glued a piece of 3mm glass to separate the two sections. The divider has one or two 1.5" round hole cut out, I then cut a round piece of 1" think filter foam about 2" diameter (so it's a bit bigger than the hole), cut the grove on the side so it slides in the 1.5" hole. It works great this way.

I also bought some 2" foam 30 or 40 ppi, like this one to make HMF, I tried it and it should be a good divider as well.
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Hmm yeah, I didn't take into account the shrimp fitting thru the holes.
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The plastic mesh I found has the holes too big and that was the smallest size they had.


@ SoothingShrimp, I didn't have to add any support for the binders when I did it. It was way back in the day with one of my very 1st tanks.

@ mordalphus, Great idea!

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[QUOTE=mordalphus;3943882Best way to split a tank, buy a piece of 12x12x2 (I think that's the 20 long size) poret open cell foam from swiss tropicals. It slides in nice and tight and functions as a bio filter while splitting the tank as well.[/QUOTE]

I'm thinking smallest pore size?

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When I use foam dividers in shrimp tanks, I always make sure I get things a few inches taller than the tank. I always have acrobatic shrimp that make it over the top - even if it's an inch above the water line - to the other side. Not exactly ideal, depending upon setup.

But I've found that making the foam tall enough that a glass tank cover presses down on it works pretty well. (KNOCK ON WOOD)
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I'm thinking smallest pore size?
you have a good thinker.

but i used the black 30 ppi and it was fine
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Been there done them all

The babies slide between the report binders because unless you glue them they move over time. The females climb up both the mesh and the poret foam even out of the water to get to the other side....maybe they think the moss is greener over there???

Ive even seen them digging in the soil to get underneath the divider....geez.

Ive yet to find any reliable way to keep them totally separate other than maybe siliconing a glass partition in the middle and putting a tight lid on each side so they can't crawl up it and over.
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