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  1. ant

    ant Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    ok.... just one thing. could any one just jot down everything i need and tell me how to put it all together???????????????????????????????pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez :confused:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Ant,

    You can make this list yourself by working through the Equipment List - click on the Ceph Care button above to find this article. Make the list, being sure to follow the links - you will learn a lot doing this.

    Then, if you want to run the list by us, please do.

    Nancy
     
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    ok here it is. tank-56 gal. I plan to put a hood with a glass panel under it.I will also tape it with colored duct tape.My Dad owns a plumbing and heating small-buisnes. I work for him (yes it is a 12 yr old working!)and he has R/O tanks so thats where ill get my r/o water.My dad knows the owner of our LPS so i could get synthetic sea salt there.UM......I dont know what kind of PS i should get , any recomendations for a 56 gal.I am going for a canister filter. I can get that from the owner too. I go to the mall with my parents a i look at hermit crab shells so i could get some of those and boil it for 20 min.I live in ohio so it gets hot and cold variations.I guess i could get a cheap chiller or put a fan on the SUMP. BTW what is a sump? :bonk: i Will find a heater somewhere but i doubt ill need it because my room stays hot for quite a while.(i only have 1 vent!) How do i set up an air pump?I will use a regular fish light on a timer 8 hrs a day, do you think thats too much or too little?How do i set up carbon? SHeesh ive neverwrote so much ....twice :yelling:
     
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    ok now i need to know how to put it all together as i have no clue how. :heee:
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Do you have a shop nearby you? perhaps you coudl take your list with you and check it against the real thing? The shop wont mind if they think that you might eventually buy from them
     
  6. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Ant you have a lot of questions, and Colins suggestion of getting a visual is a great idea. Running a Marine aqaurium is a demanding , but rewarding udertanking. :)

    Have you set one up before? Perhaps it would help to know what experiences you do have to build on, instead of explaining the process from scratch.

    Would love to help so please fill in the gaps.
     
  7. ant

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    I dont think there is any tanks around here that i no of.
    yes acually i have a little experience. I had a 10 gal fish tank with 2 large 'sucker' fish and two small ones. I also had a goldfish i a separate tank.O and i had 2 tetras in thee 10 gal. I had a bunch of other fish with them im sure. I cant remember tho :bonk:
     
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    Well atleast we have a starting point. We are you at to have no aquarium shops? That would be a huge benefit for you right now.
     
  9. ant

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    OH.............I thought you meant any octo tanks.nope none of them.But i do have a petland in my local mall. BTW I live in pandora OH
     
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    Do they sell any saltwater species at Petland?
     
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    no. They only sell(marine wise)snails neonfish frogs giant really puffy goldfish other various big fish, but nothing salt water. I think that we could get special orders from them or some specific website.
     
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    That will not work for us then. :( Is that the same shop you dad knows the owner of?

    Trying to get you to see a saltwater tank in action.

    with a canister filter you will need an bac-pac style protin skimmer.

    if you have not bought a filter I recommend a wet/dry variety so you can put skimmer in sump (well of a wet dry) and it helps octo proof.

    GL
     
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    yes its the same petland
     
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    maybe someone couldpost a video or pics of all the components.
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :)

    Ok:


    Sump. is the type of sump I made. It's a wet/dry.

    Protein Skimmer. Protein skimmers are good because they take alot of the waste from the water and the water doesnt pass through it. Because the water doesnt pass through it the watse cant mess up the water because of rotting.


    Heater. This is a REALLY good heater. It has extreamly thick glass so it's almost certain it wont crack easily.

    Anything else?
     
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    does someone have something else for a sump the others are fine :D
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    A sump really is just a big box that the water runs though.

    It helps in a number of ways.

    It-

    -increases the amount of water in the tank thereby diluting the water to some degree.

    -can be used like I did by making a filter in it

    -or is sometimes like a refuge where animals and plants can live where the octo can't eat them

    There might be a few other ways but I cant think of them right now. :bugout:
     
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    keeps the equipment out of harms way
     
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    Can be turned into a filter and can house feeders like crabs.
     
  20. Spring

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    Ant, A sump can be made from any container that will hold water as long as it is made from a non toxic material. I am using a plastic rubbermaid storage box for a sump on one of my seahorse tanks. It cost less than $5. You'll need an overflow box for the tank and a pump to return the water. You already have access to ro water, but you'll need a big container, perhaps a new 30g rubbermaid trashcan to mix your saltwater in. Let the sw mix and aerate it at least 12 hours before use so that the chemistry of the water has time to stabilize. Your gonna need a hydrometer to measure the salinity(specific gravity). I suggest getting a book on marine fish care just so you'll understand the basic's. Check out this link on sumps, http://www.aquaforums.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=49&t=3618&s=60516ca5c1ce62e647359712b2fc2fc0

    hope this helps,
    Spring
     

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