(Sorry if this is really long winded, I'm a DIY newb..)
I just bought a new 10g with the intent of creating a divided tank. I'm hoping to about half the tank (or less) for snail breeding (for food) and the other half for a hospital tank. (yes, this is a small tank for hospital tank, but it will only be used for sick pea puffers which -according to my research- only require 5gal/puffer)
Since one half of the tank will be a food source and the other half will be for sick fish, I'm assuming that the tank will have to be completely separated (ie/ no water flow between sections). Am I correct in assuming this? or do snails (ramshorn) not pick up fish diseases?
I would obviously much prefer to do a mesh divider if possible.
If not, I have demolished another broken 10 gallon for it's glass. I was planning on using the side pane from the old tank as a divider for the new tank - using silicon I to fasten it in place. Would this work?
I also quickly found out that the pane doesn't fit because the trim is narrower than the width of the pane. Should I cut the pane of glass? or cut indents into the trim and slide the pane in?
1. Buying two smaller tanks is wayy more expensive for me.
2. my boyfriend said he would kill me if I brought home another tank
, so I must divide the one I have.
3. I already have all the equipment (filters, etc.) for a split tank - obtained in a craigslist buy gone bad (this is the source of the broken 10 gallon..)