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Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by ant, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. ant

    ant Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    can any one tell me what chemicals (ph... ect) i should have in my octo tank? I am geting a baby bimac and putting it into a 50 gal tank.


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  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    You must cycle your tank before putting in a baby bimac. Please read the Equipment List and the Checklist, both under Ceph Care

    http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/cephcarejump.php

    Good water parameters would look something like this:
    salinity 1.026
    pH 8.2
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0
    Ammonia 0

    It's good to check a new tank and make sure you are 0 for copper, too.

    Temperature should be in the lower seventies, or even as low as 65 degrees, but low temperatures are difficult to achieve without a chiller.

    Nancy
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    when do you plan on getting the octopus? It is advisable to have the tank running for a couple of months at least before putting one in.
     

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