getting tank ready for first octopus

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by hottielover14, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Larval Mass Registered

    Sep 17, 2005
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    hey everybody..i was just wondering since my reef failed i was thinking about maybe getting a ocotpus..they seem really neat and there awsome..what kind of modifcations do i have to make on my aquarium?..i have 70 lbs. of LR still, i have 2x250 watt MH, i have 4 powerheads, a canister filter, moonlights, 60 lbs. LS, a blue tang, a manderian, a protein skimmer and all kinds of mineral bottles left...i've read some about them on but do u guys have any other info or has anybody had them they could tell me more to.
  2. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Aug 15, 2005
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    all your other fish must go, you wont need the mh lights, and for everything else, look at the ceph care article.
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Dallas Texas
    Hi and welcome to :welcome:

    Yes, to the last post - but we have a number of ceph care articles and you'll find them by clicking the Ceph Care button above. You'll find lots of important information and care guidelines there.

    Octos are fun, but the live food can be expensive and hard to come by. That's something you need to look into before you buy an octopus. If you live along the coast, food will be easier find. If you live inland, you'll have to have crabs and live shrimp shipped in to supplement frozen food.

    You won't need so many powerheads, either - one would probably be enough. As for light, fluorescent strip lighting will do fine,and you need to cover the tank so that it's escape-proof.


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