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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2018, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a good tank divider for 12g long

Hi there,

I have a 12 gallon long Dr.Aqua aquarium. I'm looking to divide it into 4/5 mini tanks using dividers for shrimp (neocaridina). For the life of me, I can't find/think of a suitable solution that has mesh small enough to not let babies get through, and at the same time will allow adequate filtration. I use a cannister filter so the filtration goes from one side to the other of the tank. I'm also in Canada so I may be limited in products.

Looking for suggestions please!
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You might need to design a frame then install SS mesh that the babies can't get through... but you need to realize that shrimp can, and will, climb over. The only thing they have a hard time climbing out of water is glass. It doesn't sound like you want glass dividers though...
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Can't say how it will work with shrimp but I use a fair amount of wedding veil /tulle as a really cheap easy thing to control small fish. When I want it stiff and the plastic mesh is not small enough or stiff enough, I use light diffuser panels (eggcrate?) as the base and then wrap the fabric.
Veryy cheap stuff to make nets and all kinds of things. This is one but priced for 40 yards!!!


Likely, you will want to buy it by the single yard?
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In the past, I've used a carpenter square to bend 24g crafting wire into the shape I need, and then used a small amount of aerosolized glue to adhere some window screen. As long as the flow isn't too fast, works pretty well.
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