Absolute Basics

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  1. WingedCoyote

    WingedCoyote Larval Mass Registered

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    So, I've pretty recently been made aware of the fact that octopi (or is it octopuses? or octopodes) are extremely cool. I want one.

    But man, it looks like a pretty big undertaking. I've picked up some info from browsing the forums, but I don't have a clue what I'm doing. About all I've raised before is goldfish.

    Is there a site with detailed information about the basics of running this kind of tank? Just an introduction to the vocabulary would be handy -- what's a sump, what are the different kinds of lighting and filtering, etc. Thanks for helping!
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi WingedCoyote,

    Welcome to TONMO.com :welcome:

    Why don't you look at our Ceph Care articles first. Just click on the Ceph Care button above, and look at Colin's Equipment List (which contains more than just equipment) and my Checklist for a start. You'll find more useful information if you follow the links.

    Then, reading through past posts is also very informative.

    There's a lot to learn, you're right, but it's possible to do. We're standing by to answer your questions

    Nancy
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Welcome WingedCoyote!

    Nancy's right -- you have certainly come to the right place! :)
     
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    After reading the posts or the articles, feel free to ask if you have any other questions

    Oh and :welcome: to TONMO.com!!!
     
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    WingedCoyote Larval Mass Registered

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate having a little direction! :) I'm reading up now, and I'll come back when I get to the point of more specific questions.


    Oh, one thing for the time being -- what's an overflow? I know it's part of the water filtration system, but I can't figure out the specifics of the structure.
     
  7. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    It's the part of the system that takes the water from the tank and puts it into the sump.

    Plans

    Real thing

    :)

    There are variations but it is all about the same.
     
  8. WingedCoyote

    WingedCoyote Larval Mass Registered

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    Oh, okay, I've seen that! Thanks. :)
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Welcome from me too :)
     
  11. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :oops:

    I forget to say :welcome:!


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