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Question Substrate Divider Help

Hi everyone. I am planning on setting up a second tank 75 gallons. I need ideas on a substrate divider. I'm thinking on buying very thin acrylic cutting to 3 inches tall and creating the shapes in the picture i have posted. I've never done this so any pointers would be greatly appreciated. I plan on using silicone to keep the dividers in place. I would love to have my back wall completely covered in jungle val. i'm using the divider to keep the val from spreading. So yea any pointers or recommendations are greatly appreciated.

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I have used corrugated plastic to hold things back in the past. Holds well when stacked in an overlapping fashion, and easy enough to remove when you want to redo a scape or move something.






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There are cutting boards (for food prep) that are thin, flexible plastic. I've often thought that would make a good material for a substrate divider in an aquarium
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I use these corner guards: https://amazon.com/gp/product/B003KI...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can cut them up to the hinge, then bend the bottom, like flaps, to act as anchors to hold it in place, under the substrate, so they donít ride up. They easily conform to any shape, like edging for a garden.
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