First timer in need a bit of help

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by rudy, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. rudy

    rudy O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I have a 52 cube that I intend on putting a bimac in.
    Firstly I will say that it is going upstairs and so a sump is not an option. Been there done that, got the hardwood bill.

    I have a remora hang on skimmer and about 50 lbs of live rock. Tank comes with a tight fitting glass top, but obviously the skimmer is there so I need to cover it in some fashion. Any ideas on this?

    Also what else do I need. I have heard that powerheads are bad new for Octopus so what can I use for water movement. I have a canister filter that I was going to fill with live rock, or bioballs. Would that work?
     
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    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    sounds good to me. in the past i have used plexiglass and cut it to fit snug against filters ect. filtration looks ok. i would put lr in canister instead of bio balls. power heads are ok as long as you put a sponge or something in that order over the intake.
     
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    rudy O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Out of curiosity why would you use LR instead of bioballs?

    I was just thinking the rock would look better in the tank.

    Should I worry about the intake on the Canister? It is an XP3
     
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    You'll need to cover the intake with something like plastic window mesh, other than that, your system sounds pretty good.
    I don't use canister filters as biological filters, so I don't know how useful it would be using bioballs or live rock. You'd be better off with standard media in it, I think.

    Looking forward to seeing your tank!

    greg
     
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    rudy O. bimaculoides Registered

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    In all honesty I am more or less using the canister for water movement. No sponges either. I will try some bioballs, or maybe even some base rock and see how it goes.
     

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