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Make Your Own Aquarium Divider

It’s easy to make an opaque DIY aquarium divider water can flow through.

By Stephen G. Noble |

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Tank dividers are essential for separating aggressive fish that might hurt each other (e.g., male bettas). They are also useful for isolating fish prior to breeding and for providing a safe haven for baby fish. In quarantine tanks, dividers also allow the quarantining of large and small fish in the same holding tank.

Starting with a clean sheet of paper, I designed an inexpensive tank divider meeting the following requirements:

• Opaque enough to reduce visibility
• Strong enough for most species, except large and boisterous fish
• Can be used with any type of aquarium cover
• Can be easily repositioned
• Allows sufficient water flow for filtration and heat distribution

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