30 gallon hex

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  1. Shadow Mantis

    Shadow Mantis Cuttlefish Registered

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    Hi

    http://www.fishpalace.org/OctoTank.html

    On this link, a person kept a Bimac in a 30 gallon half-hexagonal. I know this would need powerful filtration, but would this be okay to use.

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  2. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi Shadow Mantis, Not really. Experience has shown that you need a minimum of 50G for a Bimac. 30 G is just not stable enough for the high waste producing octopus family!

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    Thanks

    I just wanted to be sure.
     
  4. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    I've heard stories like this from time to time...and yes, you can keep a bimac in a 30, but as Jean pointed out, the system inevitably fails due to under-filtration. Even a 50 requires fairly constant maintenance. It would be an o.k. size for a dwarf, however.

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