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RE: [Killietalk] Gardneri et al factory.
From: "Robert Tucker" <tucker at covad_net>
> Wright, your note was really helpful. I really like the idea of
> using some sort of channel on the glass that makes it relatively
> easy to remove dividers. What is plastic canvas? Is it something
> that will allow water but prevent fry from moving to another
I once tried aluminum single guide rails and siliconed 2 strips at both
front/rear tank panels. This allowed me to 'slot in' or remove, as the
need arise. Problem with that was my untidy handicraft of silicon-ing
the rails to the glass.
The other issue is during refilling. Both guide-rails and panels are
rigid and you'll need to fill up slowly as there will be a water height
difference between compartments.
Alternatively, you might want to consider this;
> I gravitated to the acrylic because it's relatively easy to drill
> and fit with a sponge for between tank circulation.
Acrylic hazes and leaves tiny scratches over time. Glass is easier to
maintain over the long haul.
Fishes are less prone to hide since they can see their neighbours and
don't feel isolated. They also display better... flaring and flirting
with 'the girl next door'... which also distracts them from their mates!
Coarse sponge/filter pad under the partition will allow circulation
between 'compartments' and also act as secondary bio-filter. Cleaning
the sponge is a breeze during siphoning.
Find a mean to compress the pad if you intend to have frys in there...
they *can* slip through.
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