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s72450
12-28-2008, 02:59 AM
I'm going to be dividing my 10g tank in a few weeks and plan to keep the plants that are currently in there, but in order to divide the tank, I must take out the large piece of driftwood currently running from one end of the tank to the other.

So I could easily toss in two pieces of driftwood to each side, or I could use some of the lava rock that I already have. Would this be too sharp for a Betta's fins? I don't want to harm the little guys.

If anyone has had experience with this before, please let me know.

dancethenparty
12-28-2008, 03:05 AM
i was told that if i could scrub a panty hose/knee high across the surface of the material, and not have any snag. then a betta would be safe.

s72450
12-28-2008, 04:46 AM
That's probably a good idea, although where I'm going to get some panty hose without looking odd is beyond me, lol.

dancethenparty
12-28-2008, 04:48 AM
another idea would be to rub a piece of clothing across it and see if you can feel any snag at all. it would have to be thin however.

Raven43
12-28-2008, 04:55 AM
That's probably a good idea, although where I'm going to get some panty hose without looking odd is beyond me, lol.

Just explain it's for your fish. That should help. LOL

s72450
12-28-2008, 05:01 AM
Yeah then I won't get any strange looks. :)

korith
12-28-2008, 05:46 AM
Just explain it's for your fish. That should help. LOL

Hehe I was thinking about posting the same thing!

It is a great idea though.

s72450
12-28-2008, 06:29 AM
I'm having to make my own divider. Any good tips on making one that doesn't look so bulky? I have a 29g divider that I was going to use as a base, but I hated how obvious it was when set up, it has big green sides that hold it in place.

OscarFan
12-28-2008, 06:48 AM
I used some plastic mesh type stuff it worked quite well. If you have deep gravel I would reccomend this.

s72450
12-28-2008, 06:50 AM
Could you be more specific? I think I'm just going to use the divider that I already have, but I'd like to "hide" it better.

OscarFan
12-28-2008, 06:54 AM
Its the kind u can get at a craft store and is usually white. If u have a decent light u can attach java moss to the dividers(bettas love java moss)