I am here to disscuss my hopes for a future setup containing a Bimac. I am looking to purchase a 55 gallon tank, new never used. I would like to have the tank drilled by my LFS so it can be plumbed into a 20 gallon long/30 gallon long sump( to be decided). In that sump I will be looking to throw in some Bioballs, and I have a SeaClone 100? skimmer from a previous reef tank I had setup to use as the skimmer. Will that skimmer be ok for the setup since it was previously used in a reeftank with corals and fish? I want to leave space to use for food, to keep it alive and fresh, when it comes time to feed the Bimac. I will be using a return pump to get the water back into the tank. Any suggestions on the pump? Also should I make a refugium of some sort in it, would that benifit anything? I may later purchase a UV serilizer if it is known to provide a lot of benifit? I will also be purchasing a 1/18 hp chiller to keep the tank cool during the summer. I will be adding sand(still deciding whether live or not) for the bottom of the tank and half liverock/ half uncured rock. I may also be interested in adding a pencil urchin to the tank later on. I am looking to cycle the tank for like 3 months with damsels. I am new to keeping octopus but not new to reefkeeping, so basicly any help or info would be appreciated. Thanks
Can someone inform me on the Bimac diet and any help on the upkeep? I will be doing frequent water changes and such using RO water. Also, I will probably add a powerhead or two into the tank to add some flow, will that help out?