Well, less than 24 hours after my beloved Tako died, I have a baby in the house already. It seems that when I called the pet store last week just to ASK about MAYBE getting another octopus, they ent and ordered one anyway! Well I couldn't just let the little thing go homeless...It's a dwarf, tank-raised octopus from a supplier named Steven Birch in California. I'm still ordering a baby bimac for my 75 gallon. I used the sunstrate (live sand) from the 75 gallon to fill the 12 gallon, along with about 60% of the water from the 75 gallon and the rest fresh salt water. Is this okay to jump start this 12 gallon with? I hope so.... She's VERY, very cute. She inked at first but she's been sitting on the glass for the last couple of hours, calming down. She explored in a panicked way at first, but it didn't seem like she knew what sand or liverock was. Quite possible they raise them in glass containers with little else. I put two ghost shrimp in thee. I hope she eats.