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    Ok so I have 2 males about the same size not same age that are living side by side in 2 10g enclosures their growing up quick & are big enough for something bigger..

    heres what I have in mind.
    Taking this hex tank making it into 2 tanks vertically.Its 31.5" tall .I'll cut a piece of plexiglass to fit straight down the middle then have 2 of the corner pieces apart & hinge them outward as separate doors then silicone the top in place..27g is a good size for 1 adult male each side hey..? The tank itself is 55g so splitting it in 1/2 should be good for 2 adults

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    Very cool idea. I would have just gone with a three sided background or the plexiglass as a seperator with a background on each side with plants and a custom top made to open either side. Looks like a fun project.
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    I can get the hex for $50 or the same person just emailed me back & said she's got 2 complete 33g's on a stand for $100..!! All I'd have to do is stand them on end & build doors for them..

    I dunno now its a toss up I think the hex would look cooler then the 33's but the 33's would be a lot easier to build..lol
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    Here is a con for the hex; only fits in the corner or center of the room. Pro; looks really good as a vivarium.
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    Maybe I'll just give her $150 & take the lot..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leif View Post
    Here is a con for the hex; only fits in the corner or center of the room. Pro; looks really good as a vivarium.
    Con: Deep top entry terrariums are difficult to maintain, difficult to maintain proper airflow/ventilation.

    Pro: The silicone joints on a hex are often quite sloppy. There is usually at least one pane of glass where the joints are wide enough to slip a razor blade into them and cut out one of the panes. Then replace this with a door and some ventilation.

    Not real conducive with your idea of two partitioned areas, but at least this is what I would do with this aquarium.

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    Actually I was going to make 2 conjoining sides hinge open as the diagram below..

    Maybe out of plexiglass & cut a bunch of holes thru it for ventilation & seal up the entire top to keep in humidity..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pturley View Post
    Con: Deep top entry terrariums are difficult to maintain, difficult to maintain proper airflow/ventilation.

    Pro: The silicone joints on a hex are often quite sloppy. There is usually at least one pane of glass where the joints are wide enough to slip a razor blade into them and cut out one of the panes. Then replace this with a door and some ventilation.

    Not real conducive with your idea of two partitioned areas, but at least this is what I would do with this aquarium.

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    Good idea Paul and what the OP had in mind. Couldn't the airflow be remedied with a screen top or computer fans?
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    I have a plexi hex that I am waiting to do something with. Thanks for the ideas.
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    I've been up since 2am I pick up the tanks today so my brain was busy thinking up different things to do with them..

    And what Ive decided is to keep the Hex 1 big female community tank for Neytiri & another female I may be getting soon.But Neytiri will be alone in it for awhile does anyone think a 55g hex is too big for her..? How many females could be housed in it..?

    Im also getting 2 33g with a stand that Im unsure what to do with yet..

    PS & to the hex only being able to be in a corner or the center of a room I have a remedy for this.. Im going to build a turntable stand for it so it can spin..
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