Filled up

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  1. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Couldnt think of a better title. Check out all the pix:


    Pic 1
    Filling it up with sand.


    Pic 2
    All that water.


    Pic 3
    Some base rock.


    Pic 4
    Different view.


    Pic 5
    Filling it up with water using a siphon.


    Pic 5
    Done. :)



    It's still cloudy and I think Ill re-arrange the base rock and live rock.

    So what do ya think of it?

    :D
     
  2. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Not bad...Not bad at all. Btw, did you use RO water? or did you just leave and wait for the chlorine to dissipate. I think the rock on the extreme right is a little too far front, but to each his own..... :)
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    A good start!

    I hope you did use RO water, because not only chlorine, but other things are removed when it's produced.

    I can't tell from the pics, but did you leave a cave or two among the rocks? Your octo will need large and small caves to accomodate it as it grows.

    And are your rocks placed in a secure way, because your octopus will surely try to move them, even when it's not very big.

    Nancy
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Yes I used RO water. I think I will move the rocks around once it gets clear. Also Im planing on putting a black backgrond on.

    The only other thing is the temp. Since this tank is in the basement the temp. can get about 55°F. Is that too cold?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    The temperature will depend on the species you get, but 55 degrees is too cold for most commonly available species. I think you're going to need a heater. Mabye 66 degrees for a bimac.

    Octopuses like company, too - I hope you plan to visit it a lot in the basement. I put mine right by my the dining table and my laptop.

    Nancy
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I guess Ill have to get a heater. At least it's a lot cheaper than a Chiller!

    Oh yes Ill visit it lots. :D
     
  7. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    good stuff!

    i take it all the buckets were the RO water? looks heavy :)
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Oh yeah.

    60 pounds each? Talk about backbreaking labor. :lol:
     
  9. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Get Fit!

    Keep a Cephalopod!


    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Looks great!!

    I'm sorry I had to edit out the pics and make them links, but they were messing up my homepage... :? I'll take a look into that problem for the future...

    But looks great! :)
     
  11. joel_ang

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    55 f is too cold for a bimac, Between 70 and 80 f should be ideal. Like what Nancy said about the rocks or the same thing that happened one of my unnamed cuttles might happen. :wink:
     
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    Well I got some crabs and 6 black mollies.

    Crabs

    Molly


    :D
     
  14. Colin

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    good start :)
     

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