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silicone can be used...but you dont need it if you cut it properly, and use the blue plastic binder holders...bettas can dig under , jump over, and squeeze through the sides..so make sure its secureMolly11 said:
why didnt you jsut end up buying jsut 2 binder things?cajunfiberco said:read this a few days ago, thanks so much! i couldn't find any blue binder clips so i just siliconed a canvas into the tank. I was worried it wouldn't stay put but it's in there solidly. I also wanted my tank water level to the top, and not 2-3 inches below the top for jumpers, so I cut and custom fit canvas to the top of the tank to prevent jumpers. I don't have any bettas in there yet but should in about a week or so
dont be sorry and yes that can work ..I like to keep my heaters where water circulates around them ...just dont put it too close to the plastic meshJe55*e said:so, one on either side of the divider, just very close to it? (forgive me, sometimes I need things kinda spelled out >< haha I'm so neurotic with my animal children.) Thank you for answering so quickly! =)
if they are cut properly for a snug fit, and cut the binders as well, you shouldnt have slippage....putting them in with a bare bottom tank and then adding the subtrate of choice, makes them much more sturdy as well ...mine are not siliconed eitherbassbonediva said:Is there a way to get the dividers to stay firmly in place without siliconing them? I want to eventually get a 20gL and divide it for the boys, but until then I have the 10gals for them (two of them). I would like to either be able to sell the 10gal I have these DIY dividers in or use the tank for something else once I get the 20gL, and I can't really do that if I have six binder clips siliconed in place. lol I really only have one that moves and already I've had the boys get in with each other because the divider fell (my new red male with the rayed anal and dorsal fins, Edward, got part of his tail savaged by Gordon, my son's betta who is half Edward's size). I've tried shoring the gravel up on either side of it, but it doesn't seem to help. Thanks!
im glad its working better! but you can move the subtrate with your fingers to make sure the dividers are sitting on bare tank then move the subtrate back against the dividers...many bettas can dig under and find spaces like its no tomorrowbassbonediva said:I re-adjusted it yesterday after the it appears to be holding really well. Unfortunately, the tank was already set up and established, so removing the substrate wasn't an option. Anyway, everyone is happy where they are (Edward even built a bubble nest!! My first one ever from any of my boys!), so there they will stay. Thanks, guys!