The 5-way Betta Aquarium with all dividers in place.
Right now I'm considering taking an extra 10 gallon aquarium I have and dividing it down the middle for two male betta
While the betta breeder who needs to house 100 or 1000 individual fish will probably find a more efficient and inexpensive system for isolating their fish, the Deep Blue Professional Betta Aquariums are well-built, serious aquariums that will please the serious hobbyist who wants to keep a few prized specimens on display. These tanks are also ideal for anyone looking for a betta tank that is more substantial than something molded from plastic. As my first introduction to the Deep Blue Professional product line, I’m definitely curious to see more.
I have been an aquarium hobbyist for many years (25), tropical and saltwater. Recently I have set up a Betta room. On the housing topic, I use the Deep Blue 5, BUT, I put 2 bettas in leaving (after gravel, hammocks, filter and heater) still over a 1.5G for the bettas. I make use of only 2 dividers (not the glass ones) for the middle and that is where I put the filter and heater. Now the filter of course would not be functional with the dividers being glass from top to bottom. SO, for the dividers, I make my own with black mesh (that I purchase from a hobby store, this allows flow of water throughout the tank.) I secure the dividers with either A. Reef safe putty, or B. Reef safe “super glue”, I have done my research and the reef parts are safe for tropical. keeping a betta safe gravel (do your homework) will add additional support for the dividers, mine have never moved. Also leaving a bare bottom tank may help with being able to not build up old food sludge…Just do not over feed. Enjoy watching your fish eat their meals, I hand feed all of mine, Omega one pellets, blood-worms and once a week un-shelled peas I have never had any accidents with fish slipping through the dividers, it is about taking time to do it right. This also allows the heat to flow evenly throughout the tank. The water parameters can be checked with test kits, and having more then one thermometer can prove the heat is reaching all parts. For the good bacteria I use TLC for freshwater, and I also keep a mini moss ball in each section for the fish, as well as adding from time to time the IAL. Also placing a double silk hammock for each fish, to hide and sleep. I have 3 “giants” that keep only in 4 to 5g, as well as larger HM and RT. Hope this helps.
Setting Up A Divided Betta Tank | My Aquarium Club
Divided Betta Tank | My Aquarium Club
This is my 4 section divided betta tank, all set up!! This aquarium is 100 cm long, 30 cm high and 25 cm deep. It rooms 75 litres and is divided in 4 sections! I divided this tank with black filter-carpets, 3 cm thick. With these dividers the waterflow goes easy trough them, but they are enough thick to block the sight from the betas to see eachother. Ive got 2 bottom filters in 2 of the sections, and also 2 heaters in the other 2 sections. If you place your filters and heaters like this, you will get a perfect filtration and similiar temperature in the different sections!
I really pleased with my set up and my bettas lives great lifes in it! I really recommend this type of division for a betta tank. Its both more cheap and takes up less space than if you have your bettas in own loose tanks. =)Tall and floating plants and a divider with some space in the middle, which prevents the bettas from seeing each other, make this tank a stress-free environment for bettas. Photo & aquarium by Izzy the Fish Girl, via Sitting by the Koi Pond