30 gallon tank

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  1. bmasta

    bmasta Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Is a 30 a definite no for a octo or will it do? By the way this a excellent site.
     
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    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    I have a thread that is in some ways, practically identical. Look in 'small tank octopus'.
     
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    To save you the trouble of looking, yes, a 30g tank can house certain types of octos. Mainly dwarf octos :octopus:
     
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    Welcome to Tonmo!!! Sure, a 30 can house many types of dwarf octos...the only trouble is, no one is captive breeding them at the moment, so you have them for brief periods...a 55 can hold a bimac for its lifespan, that is why we push that size tank so hard...do you already have a 30?
    Glad you found us,
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    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    WHOOPS! ...missed that. :oops:

    :welcome: to Tonmo.com!
     
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    bmasta Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Besides dwarfs :) forgot to put that
    no i don't already have the 30 i was just thinking cause its cheaper and it seemed like a decent size for 1 oc
     
  7. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    Unfortunately, no. There are no(at least that I know of) non-dwarf octos that can go in a 30g. I know, I've looked! (I have one) Jim at octopets might be getting aquacultured Rossia pacifica and Sepia bandensis soon, though. (still waiting for a reply email from him)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I have found a fifty gallon to be a good size for an octo tank from the standpoint of maintenance (provided you don't have a bimac who grows extra large, like mine did- could have used a bigger tank, but we made do!).

    A ten percent water change is one of the five gallon jugs that the LFS sells, and this quantity of water fits nicely into the big empty 7 gallon salt buckets. It's about the limit of what I can carry around. A larger tank, and I'd be using more jugs of water, more salt buckets, etc. Taking care of my 19 gallon invertebrate tank seems to be almost as much work.

    Nancy
     
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    bmasta Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    alright im just gonna get the 50 then i probably gonna get the Bimaculoides kit from octopets thanks for the help
     
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    Good idea. You can get more stuff! :) I'm stuck waitin for an email from jim.;)
     

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