CuttleChris' Octotank Setup

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  1. cuttlechris

    cuttlechris Wonderpus Registered

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    It's been a verrry long time due but here are some pics. Just a quick briefing, it's a 75 gallon with a 22 gallon sump and 6 gallon external fuge. This is my second marine setup but i don't think people's first setup should count because they usually do it horrendously wrong lol. Currently theres a snowflake and a porcupine but i will give to a good home in short time. It still needs work but water parameters are looking better.
     

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    cuttlechris Wonderpus Registered

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    The one with the x rays was my frist setup. You can see my sweet bedside view. I'm just worried about the octo comming to kill me in my sleep. I couldn't have done any of this without ALOT of help from Animal Mother. Thanks so much for it. DFW Ceph lovers gotta represent right nancy? hardy har har.
     
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    Pic of me feeding my terrifying eel. His name is Ziggy (and the spiders form mars). That's my mesh modded ASMg2.
     

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    Cool looking eel! :) Have you gotten bitten by doing that yet?
     
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    no just gotta be quick. If you don't train them by hand they just swim around since they're so blind and the smell is so strong. You'll wind up with alot of uneaten food just dropping it. He will most definately !@#$ your finger up if he gets his mouth on it. I just let go when he gets really close.
     
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    Lol good thinking. :)
     
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    i know i need to fix my chords
     

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    only shot of the sump?
     
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    no i can take more if you want. never mind th3e batteries dead
     
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    Not bad at all man.
     
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    I was just trying to see how your tank drained into the sump so i could help you with that skimmer issue.
     
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    I drilled a hole to run the overfow into bioballs then it passes under into the skimmer chamber. My problem is more of lack of planning thingking my skimmer wouldn't produce micro bubbles.
     
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    I'm unfortunately leaving the hobby. My parents are splitting and i won't be able to take the tank. I can't thank all of you enough for the help and advice. I hope to get back into it once things settle down. If anyone in the DFW area wants it 350$.
     
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    sorry, that's gotta be rough for more reasons than just the animals.
     
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    I wish you the best Chris,

    I am quite sure you will be back one day and with better stuff. Keep strong, I know what you are going through is tough.

    :wink:
     
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    thanks guys i'll still be watching the forums. I really hate to see this thing go. It makes me want to cry for all the effort and planning and evrything i've put into it. I was just a water change away from getting a ceph. Sucks. It really sucks.
     
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    I'm really sorry, Chris. Stay with us though, even if you can't have the tank now, you can still be a part of the ceph world.
     
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    Oh. Good news. I'm keeping the tank. So once i get some free time in school i'll do a hardcore water change and try to order a ceph.
     
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    congrats!
     
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    Woohoo! :grin:
     

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