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DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby curlypete » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:09 pm

Hi all,
Here is the guide on how to do this :

you will need:
Some slide folder binders (available from stationary companies, the ones with the square edges are best)
Some rigid plastic canvas as used in cross stitch. getting this in a large enough size of A3 is difficult. if you cant get in the correct size you may have to sew together with fishing line. (google plastic canvas or ebay it)
Some aquarium sealant silicone (from aquatics shop)
and Tanks of course!

So arrange the tanks as you want and decide how many partitions you want to keep species seperated.
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Cut the slide binders to size and glue to the sides of the tank with silicone.
Leave silicon to dry for 24 hours - 48 hours.
You will only need a blob of silicon every 10 cm i believe.
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Note, trim the corners of the bottom pieces to allow for the silicon where the tank glass is joined.
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Cut plastic canvas to size of tank partition
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See finished glued partitions with plastic canvas slid carefully into the slide binders.
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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby curlypete » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:13 pm

So you are aware, the cross stitch plastic canvas has 7 holes per inch.
its the rigid material.
water seems to flow through it ok,
i put 2 heaters in the top tank in sections 1 and 3

This is great for growing fish on.......
if you want the tank to be bigger, just remove a partition.

its only 1 water change to do and less heaters, pumps and filters..

its been running 4 days and it's working well.

6 pieces of A3 plastic canvas cost me £20 including postage from ebay.
this is cheaper than glass, is removable and allows water to flow between sections.

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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby kelly » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:13 pm

That looks the bizz, maybe have a good at them myself :clap:
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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby Deak » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:49 pm

WOW that looks a proper nice job fella!!! well done :text-bravo: :text-bravo: :text-bravo: now go have a beer and celebrate lmao
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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby Clare » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:18 pm

Fantastic Pete. :tu:
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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby Dan86 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:54 pm

:clap: :clap:
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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby daveyboy » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:03 pm

looks good :tu:
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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby andywroe » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:42 pm

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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby Barry » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:53 pm

:clap: Neat! I'm going to make some. A pal of mine sells cross stitch stuff on Ebay, so I'll bet he can get it for me at a good price! :tu:
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Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

Postby Tony » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:55 pm

Very smart and tidy looking ,love it :tu:
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