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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Building a multiple betta tank

I am thinking of building a multiple betta tank and I wish everyone to help me design it. The tank should have a built-in filtration with a gentle flow but still should take care of the nitrogen cycle. It must be a planted tank. The water should be circulated in such a way that all sections of the betta tank are taken care of. One thermostatic heater incorporated in the filter section.

I will share with you the idea of the 'multiple betta tank' I have in my mind. The rear wall is partitioned to make 1.5" wide filter section with a coloured acrylic sheet, this forms your tank backdrop, the colour is your choice. A line of holes just above the substrate line in the acrylic sheet for the filtered water to return. The bottom half of the 1.5" wide filter section filled with ceramic rings (ceramic noodles) and the top half filled with filter floss/sponge and the top of the section is the water pool containing the heater.
The front of the tank divided into several sections to house male bettas, number depending upon the overall length of the tank. One riser pipe in each section powered by air bubbles sending water to the 1.5" rear filter section. The bottom portion of the risers running under the substrate to the front to improve the water circulation.
Will my idea work? What should I change/add to make it work or improve it?

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Your idea sounds like a really good one! I don't have any experience with things like this, so I don't know if it'd work or not. Just thinking logically, as long as the outputs in each section are equal, it seems like the water would be equally moved and equally filtered.

I'd love to hear more if you do this and if it works. I'd love to make one myself for my bettas.

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Ive built something similiar to that. Not exactly what your talking about but its close. I got the idea from Petfish website. It really wouldn't take too much of a modification of that model to do what you wanna do.

Instead of using a HOB filter, just turn the back section into a sump.

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So have you made it yet? Interested in what you came up with!

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I'm interested, too. Any news, Essabee?

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