help with tank

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  1. webbo

    webbo Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    hi im trying to find some info on how to build a octo safe tank the tank will be sumped so im after info on how to make the weir or durso safe any help would be appreciated
     
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    I added an pvc extension to the drain on the durso, about 8 inches with an end cap. Drilled 1/8th inch holes (probably a couple hundred). It didn't cause much drag, water level went up about 1/4 of an inch in the overflow.
     
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    have you got any pictures m8
     
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    I should have taken some! Sure don't. I'll take one tomorrow though, the tank's at my job, not home.

    Where the drain is open.. the elbow facing down, I inserted the pvc into the elbow making the drain longer, going deeper into the overflow. I closed the open end off with the end cap. The water flows pretty freely through the holes but they need to be scrubbed occasionally to remove any debri buildup.

    Made a microsoft paint graphic... will post soon.
     
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    thanks m8 im also researching which octo to go for i can only really go for the most common as there isnt a big choice in the uk do you have any suggestions
     
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    :welcome: to TONMO... It looks like AM's got your actual question under control...
     
  8. Animal Mother

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    Colin would be the person to talk to about which species are available in the UK. He posted in another thread that O. briareus may soon be available there.
     
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    thanks m8 that looks pretty straight forward:grin: this tank will be plumbed straight onto my large reef so all i need to do now is find a species to buy
     
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    Cool, hope it meets your expectations. Let us know how it goes.
     
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    are there any small species that are not nocturnal
     
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    Don't think so, at least not ones available in the trade.
     
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    what about keeping more than 1 in the same tank
     
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    Not a good idea. They are generally solitary animals and are usually cannibalistic.

    Seems that the dwarfs O. mercatoris can be kept in communities, but that's only been recorded with siblings, and they are very secretive, shy, nocturnal.
     
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    Except, Sisturus!
     
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    Hi Webbo

    Its just a matter of finding a shop that can supply you. They will never hold them as standard animals usually just as special orders. Any shop that is supplied by TMC will be a good bet.

    where abouts are you?

    Cheers
     
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    hi m8 i live in london but travel all over the country is there anywhere or any shops that get them in regularly
     

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