54 gallon corner bow

rudy

O. bimaculoides
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#1
I am getting an oceanic system for my octopus. This is tank I want as its fits perfectly upstairs.

Question is should I go with no overflow or with overflow? I would like to go with an overflow so I can hide the skimmer and cut the noise down, I just worry about the octopus getting into the overflow.


Are there ways to octoproof this system?
 

Nancy

Titanites
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#2
I have an Oceanic Systems tank with an overflow. We cut a piece of acrylic to fit over the open top of the overflow and attached it with a duct tape hinge at the back above the water line. We had no trouble with an octopus in the overflow.

I suppose you could think of other ways to more fully secure it, like drilling a hole at the front of the lid and tying it down through the overflow holes.

Nancy
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#3
So far so good with Trapper and our TIGHT sponge in the overflow. We keep the sponge about 1/2 under the water line. It is about 4" thick and two inches wider and longer than the overflow opening. The sponge has a fairly rough texture and that may be part of the success (so far). Weekly rinsing seems to be plenty to keep it clean.
 

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