Excited!!

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  1. Krakilin

    Krakilin O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Ahhh I'm so happy going to get a 70 gallon tank with a stand for $35!

    It's going to be hard to make room for it but it's definately big enough for an octo :D I was originally planning on a 50g max.

    Check it out!

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    Height 31", Length 36", Depth 15"

    Think that'll work out?
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Great Find!
     
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    Very nice, how do you plan to aquascape?
     
  4. Krakilin

    Krakilin O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I think I'll cover the bottom with a very thin layer of live sand. The problem is my budget :[

    I work at Blockbuster part time and that is my full source of income hahaha. I mean, I have a ton of stuff that I could sell in my room I guess.

    But yeah, the original plan was to cover the bottom in live sand, then have enough live rocks in there so that he doesn't get bored.

    I had a shock today at the pet store when I found out that it's 6.99 per pound - for some reason I was thinking per chunk. And each individual one weighs alot!! They do have a deal where if you get over 25 pounds then it's only 5.99 per pound :P

    So I dunno! This week I'm going to be running around everywhere pricing stuff. I may have to go with normal sand and a mix of live rocks & dead rocks.
     
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    Good luck... live rock is expensive, but you need it - about 1 pound per gallon, so that's 90 pounds... Sometimes if you check around locally (aquarium clubs, Craig's list) you can find people getting rid of their tank and/or live rock for cheap...

    You do realize that this is an expensive (and addictive) hobby? Feeding your octopus will cost way more than the octopus itself...
     
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    Krakilin O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Wouldn't 1 pound per gallon mean I need 70 pounds? :P

    Thanks for the suggestions/tips. I'm usually on top of craigs everyday :]

    And of course food will cost more than the octopus itself! In the long run, food for every pet costs more than the pet itself.
     
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    :oops: Oops, guess I should read more carefully...

    That is true, it's just that feeding a cephalopod live food every day means that they usually eat better than you! Some octopus make the transition to raw or defrosted shrimp, but it is usually a good idea to supplement with live food.
     
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    If you want rock that is a little less expensive you can use some, not all but say 50lbs, dry rock from http://www.marcorocks.com/products.asp, there is added benefite because 40 lbs shipped turns into 50-55 lbs in your tank in a few days.
     
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    You can skip the live sand and just get the normal dry-bagged arragonite sand. If you're adding live rock to the tank then your sand will become live on its own.
     
  10. Krakilin

    Krakilin O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Sweet! I don't know what I would do without you guys. :] Thanks.
     
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    Hey Krakilin, welcome to TONMO and congratulations on your great find! I was just in San Diego last week... nice place.

    If you can find a website for your local aquarium society, you might be able to find someone breaking down their tank and selling off their equipment for a fairly reasonable (cheaper than new) price. My local aquarium society members usually sell their live rock for $3 a pound. Sometimes you can buy uncured live rock for about that price as well. It will help cycle your tank a little quicker, but you would need to scrub it down real good with a clean brush.
     
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    GOOD LUCK AND BE SURE TO POST PICTURES WHEN ITS ALL SAID AND DONE!
     
  13. Krakilin

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    omg... the guy wouldn't answer my calls then he emailed me "Sorry, sold it"

    Some people are assholes... That ruined my week.
     

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