10 Gallon Tank If I divided my ten gallon, would I need two heaters and filters?

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I'm thinking about dividing my ten gallon tank into two parts since it's so big. It currently has one dumbo halfmoon male betta (who is adorable!). I'd love to be able to divided the tank, but I wasn't sure what all that would require. It has a sponge filter and a heater that are both for a ten gallon. I know the screen absolutely cannot be see through or they will stress each other out (plus trying to fight). What would y'all recommend? Divide or no?
 
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Hannah1064 said:
I'm thinking about dividing my ten gallon tank into two parts since it's so big. It currently has one dumbo halfmoon male betta (who is adorable!). I'd love to be able to divided the tank, but I wasn't sure what all that would require. It has a sponge filter and a heater that are both for a ten gallon. I know the screen absolutely cannot be see through or they will stress each other out (plus trying to fight). What would y'all recommend? Divide or no?
Depends on material. If it's a solid divider, yes. Personally I use a DIY crochet/craft mesh divider with one heater and two filters(just cause I have them) and it works fine
 
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I use a black divider that has some holes for airflow. No noticeable stress and I only use 1 heater. I do have two filter though.
 
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I would just get a 2nd 10 gal for another betta! But that's just how i roll.
 
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I would just get a 2nd 10 gal for another betta! But that's just how i roll.
Trust me I would, but I litterly have a tank on every available surface in my room. I have five younger sibs, all under the age of ten, so putting up a new tank anywhere else is out of the question. As of right now I have a tank on my chest of drawers, a tank on each dresser, and a tank on my nightstand. Four total :rolleyes:
 
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FishGirl115 said:
Depends on material. If it's a solid divider, yes. Personally I use a DIY crochet/craft mesh divider with one heater and two filters(just cause I have them) and it works fine
Would I have to wait for the second filter to cycle? I don't mind getting a second heater though.
 
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Would I have to wait for the second filter to cycle? I don't mind getting a second heater though.
If it’s solid divider you would. Otherwise I think you’ll be fine as long as one of the filters is cycled.
 
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jkkgron2 said:
I use a black divider that has some holes for airflow. No noticeable stress and I only use 1 heater. I do have two filter though.
Would I have to wait for the second filter to cycle? I wasn't sure
 
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Would I have to wait for the second filter to cycle? I wasn't sure
Only if you use a solid divider :)
 
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jkkgron2 said:
Only if you use a solid divider :)
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If it’s solid divider you would. Otherwise I think you’ll be fine as long as one of the filters is cycled.
I found this one, would it be considered solid? 6825027D-F4EE-4C4B-8DA3-645979FDBE91.jpeg
 
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Hannah1064 said:
I found this one, would it be considered solid? 6825027D-F4EE-4C4B-8DA3-645979FDBE91.jpeg
No, but that’s the one I use and it’s pretty good. The holes in it allow for some airflow and there’s not enough holes to stress them out if they see each other.
 
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