DIY 125g divider

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I'm thinking of picking up some egg crate light panel on my way home so I can start making the divider for my new tank.

I just wanted to ask what's the best way to cut them and do I need any suction cups or something to keep it steady? Also, do you think the holes in it is not big enough for the BGK to squeeze through? I can imagine a 3" BGK becoming a snack for Kaiden lol. :pinch:
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jjjohnston8623 replied the topic: Re: DIY 125g divider

I've seen some plastic runners that is a "T" shape. You know almost like what you put under the bottom side of a door to keep the draft out only smaller. Not sure what it is called but I'm looking at making a DIY divider myself. The flat peice can sit against the side of your tank and the other portion has a groove where you could slide the peice of light panel into it. then you could still add suction cups to the plastic if you want to. I'm thinking suction cups might be a good Idea. :)

I know I've seen the stuff somewhere. Maybe in Ace hardware stores or Lowes or some other hardware store...

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JasonR replied the topic: Re: DIY 125g divider

I'd go with a piece of plexi glass and drill a bunch of small holes in it for water flow. That egg crate stuff won't work with that small of a BGK. At least the standard stuff won't, but not sure if they make something with smaller grid
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jjjohnston8623 replied the topic: Re: DIY 125g divider

Good point Jason...

Plexi glass would probably be better.
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: DIY 125g divider

JasonR wrote: I'd go with a piece of plexi glass and drill a bunch of small holes in it for water flow. That egg crate stuff won't work with that small of a BGK. At least the standard stuff won't, but not sure if they make something with smaller grid


I tried this as my dad works for a local glass company. So I get all my glass CHEAP... But it only lasted about 2 weeks because the plexi started giving off a plastic film..

I use the egg crate lighting stuff an just cut it with a pair of side cutters. And I hold it in place with rocks...
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then went to hardware store, had them cut me a piece of plexi glass (or regular glass;but have a glass company cut the holes) for the desired size. then just have holes drilled in to allow water to flow through evenly.

done. :)

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Kaiser replied the topic: Re: DIY 125g divider

Thanks guys!

I tried the plexiglass last night but unfortunately I have a feeling that Kaiden can knock it down. When he saw the baby BGK, he charged at it and even with the supporting rocks at the bottom he was able to nudge the top part of the plexi to bend a little. The little guy also wasn't helping by swimming so close to the glass lol. I think the holes I made was a little too big too. So after less than an hour, baby BGK went back to the 10 gallon and all was peaceful again in my 150 gallon. I guess Kaiden isn't as chill as I first thought lol.

I'm going to try some craft mesh and pvc pipes next. Wish me luck. :pinch:
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Luck lol

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Kaiser replied the topic: Re: DIY 125g divider

So I decided to use a craft mesh instead since the holes are smaller. For the frame, my dad suggested I use a CableHider (PVC raceway) instead of regular PVC since it already has a slice in the middle. Do you think that's safe for the fish? There's also a double sided tape on it but I'm planning on taking that out.

Here's some pics of the materials.





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JasonR replied the topic: Re: DIY 125g divider

Should work great and will be safe as long as the tape is fully removed. :)
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