cycling a nano tank for octo bocki

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  1. limz_777

    limz_777 Larval Mass Registered

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    new to saltwater here, i was thinking of using natural seawater to cycle, is it recommended? or should i use premix saltwater.

    -using live rocks required lights on 12-11hrs to cured when cycling?

    -how frequent water changes do i have to made for a species like octo bocki?

    - bare or sand?

    -protein skimmer is a must?:confused:
     
  2. clownfish

    clownfish Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Like I said in your last thread an bokci cannot be kept on a nano tank. Also finding and getting a brocki are very slim. You should do a water change weekly or bio-weekly with a 10 to 20% water change. Its best to use low watt lights for an octopus. using sand is best for an octopus. I use pre-mixed salt. (oceanic and ocean pure saltmix). to spike your tanks cycle I suggest putting a half a pound per gallon of live rock in the tank.
     
  3. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Be sure to read the "ceph care" sheets written by Nancy and Colin...I think you will find they answer most of your questions.
    luck,

    greg
     
  4. Mizu

    Mizu Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    If you Nano isnt 30Gal + its too small
    My Octo seemed to like sand
    Protien skimmer is mandatory if you want to keep him healthy.
     

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