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DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:09 pm
by curlypete
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

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:13 pm
by curlypete
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.

Pete

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:49 pm
by Deak
WOW that looks a proper nice job fella!!! well done :text-bravo: :text-bravo: :text-bravo: now go have a beer and celebrate lmao

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:18 pm
by Clare
Fantastic Pete. :tu:

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:54 pm
by Dan86
:clap: :clap:

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:42 pm
by andywroe
:text-goodpost:

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:55 pm
by Tony
Very smart and tidy looking ,love it :tu:

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:14 am
by curlypete
Tnx for feedback guys.
maybe will incorporate tubes from one sponge filter into the next compartment to help general circulation etc.
maybe it was the same person barry who i got mine from
it was called something like medina fabrics.

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:32 pm
by newbyrelfy
lookin stunnin pete, i gotta keep my eye out for some free tanks now, i got the juwel rio 300 for nothing so i suppose my luck has probably ran out lmao, if i ever run out of fry tank space i know where to come lol, the ndumbi red top is still holdin but hopefully i have the room for them :laughing-lettersrofl:

really well done mate looks fab :clap:

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:32 pm
by Mister96
Very nice !!!!!! :text-goodpost:

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:23 pm
by Deak
wo wo WO where are all these frebies coming from and where do i sign up lmao rio 400 would do me fine.........

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:23 pm
by curlypete
hehe,
gotta check places like gumtree, marine forums, malawi forums, freeads , freecycle. etc

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:35 pm
by Malawi Mick
I really like this idea mate, think I'm gonna try this myself. its a good saving on the money.

Re: DIY semi removable tank partitions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:16 pm
by Chilumbaben1
Best DIY for me thanks a lot