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Dude, Pool tank

a rabid squid

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wouldnt that be awesome to convert a pool into a tank and swim with your ceph friends. i want to do that and get a Humboldt squid. that would be amazing if you dont mind missing limbs!

just a What If
ive had a bunch of those today
 

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We had one member that was pretty enthused about building a squid tank using a small pool...don't know whatever happened with that.
You might be able to do it with cuttles...?
 

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:grin: Hey, I think I remember you telling me this idea at the TONMOCON convention, right? Just drop some giant filter somewhere off the side... :mrgreen:
 

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What about a hot tub? I used to work at a place that kept baby Elephant Seals in a converted hot tub. It was a rehabilitation center for seals and sea lions. Someone donated the hot tub to the center. If 15 elephant seals (ok, it was a little bit crowded at times...), then surely one cuttlefish could fit. :grin:
 

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Swimming Pools!

Wow, that is my actual plan for sepia apama. I've had to nix the idea of having a trapdoor bridge spanning it like in "You Only Live Twice" though. What if the victims, er, guests had pennies in their pockets? Wouldn't want any copper near my cephs.
 

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What a neat idea,

But not a rectangular tank/pool! Steve reckons that shape is fatal for squid!

Baby Humbolts..............I hope, big ones might go for a diet change , crustacean to primate :lol:

J
 

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Hey, how about if we make a real big ceph tank...I mean, really, really big...so we don't have to do water changes at all !
Now, it'll have a rocky substrate, some sandy areas, other animals so we don't get bored looking at just the cephs, and different thermal gradients so the animals can pick their own climes.

We'll call it :
The Ocean

Whaddya think?
 

Jean

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cthulhu77 said:
Hey, how about if we make a real big ceph tank...I mean, really, really big...so we don't have to do water changes at all !
Now, it'll have a rocky substrate, some sandy areas, other animals so we don't get bored looking at just the cephs, and different thermal gradients so the animals can pick their own climes.

We'll call it :
The Ocean

Whaddya think?
:confused: mmmmmmmmmmmm Dunno, do you think it would catch on???? :confused:

J
 

erich orser

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Jean said:
Probably :goofysca: evaporation/dilution (if it rains!)

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Optimally, this would have to be an indoor pool. There was a couple in Orange County about 15 years ago (or more) who turned their backyard pool into a giant shark tank. Mind you, this was encircled by a nine-foot privacy wall with clearly marked "no trespassing" signs posted everywhere, but the local homeowners association were so worried about curious children scaling the wall to go see the sharks, falling in, and being potentially eaten, that I believe a judge ordered them to get rid of them. Personally, I thought the high wall and no trespassing signs should have been sufficient. Anything that happens to the brats after they've already commited criminal trespass should be blamed on themselves (Nine-foot wall. We'd be talking junior high age kids here at least, who should know better). On the other hand, skateboarders in OC traditionally break into backyards with empty pools to practice their moves, so maybe this was being taken into account.
 

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If I saw a shark in a pool I probably wouldn't skateboard in it. :grin:
It would be kinda cool though..... not your everyday skate injury.
 

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erich orser said:
Optimally, this would have to be an indoor pool. There was a couple in Orange County about 15 years ago (or more) who turned their backyard pool into a giant shark tank. Mind you, this was encircled by a nine-foot privacy wall with clearly marked "no trespassing" signs posted everywhere, but the local homeowners association were so worried about curious children scaling the wall to go see the sharks, falling in, and being potentially eaten, that I believe a judge ordered them to get rid of them. Personally, I thought the high wall and no trespassing signs should have been sufficient. Anything that happens to the brats after they've already commited criminal trespass should be blamed on themselves (Nine-foot wall. We'd be talking junior high age kids here at least, who should know better). On the other hand, skateboarders in OC traditionally break into backyards with empty pools to practice their moves, so maybe this was being taken into account.
Did they have a mechanical metal grate to trap nosey British spies?
 

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