Hi Everyone! First Post! New Setup Recommendations?! Please?

CuttlefishCurious

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I have been fascinated by cephs for some time now, and finally have the financial ability to purchase the tank and prepare it..then 3 months of tank life until i can buy a little cute cuttlefish :D
I am about to buy the tank, looking at this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2338453577

I believe it is the most well-thought out tank, and he seems extremely knowledgeable about cephs (including the diff. between the cuddlefish i was referring to and the more elusiveness of vulgaris' and other octi!)
he offers lids for it as well. What do you guys think?
After I get a tank :bugout: it's just another 3 months of sustaining ecological harmony :notworth: UNTIL i can even buy a ceph..grrr..
Well, going to make the best of it and stock it with a few seahorses..probably 10 or 12 mixed colors...my girlfirend has thing for seahorses..but they will obviously require another tank...this stuff does get expensive..

ANYway....hopefully I can be of service to the community in the months to come. i have a very high resolution digital video camera with sturdy tripod and direct firewire computer connection, maybe some full 1200x1600 full frame rate clips? :)

I would like to find a reputable / knowledgeable seller of young cuttlefish? though it is some time away, i would like to find out availability.

Again, thank you all for your generous knowledge.
 

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Hi and :welcome: to TONMO.com
Btw, where do you stay? ceph availibility varies from around the world (Colin should touch up on that :wink: ). Keeping cuttles or octopuses with seahorses isn't really a good choice as the ceph might eat the horses. Though this has worked for me :D , many people say that cephs should only be kept in species tanks.

Do you by any chance know the volume and or dimensions of the tank? And yes pics and vids will be nice.
 

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Hi
and welcome to TONMO.com!

Now that you've introduced yourself, we can answer your questions over on the Ceph Care Forum.

It is very important to know where you live, since the advice might be different depending on the part of the world you're in.

Glad to have you with us,

Nancy
 

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I live in austin, texas (southern USA). and, yes, i do plan on getting another tank for the seahorses once I'm ready for the ceph..
i've been doing a lot of searching, and unless i can get a cuttlefish from broodstock breeder here state-side, i might be s.o.l. for a while. but, it might not be a bad thing, i'm open to all the cephs, though i have no intention of trying the blue rings..yikes.
still waiting to hear back on a smaller tank, though i'm still avidly searching for a great deal on a full-proof system. i like the seaclear 2 (50 gallon with sump in back), gotta look around for a few more days until i make decision...
i HAVe found a few very nice tanks for the seahorses, i know they enjoy a more vertical environment with sea plants that extend up...very elegant little creatures :)
 

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Welcome to TONMO!!!!!!! I saw the tank you are thinking of getting, and not to be a killjoy, but I have heard of so many people getting a large acrylic tank only to have the seams split :( :? . Is this tank a formed tank or does it have seems? Something to think about. :wink:
And YES!!!! another Texan taking the plunge into Cephs!!!!!! Welcome aboard :D 8)
 

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Sad to say Curious, there are no species of cuttle native to the USa.that means that all availible cuttles are imported. Most of the imported species come are Sp Bandensis' which come all the way from Indonesia.

To make things worse they do not ship well and often arrive as a 3-4 inch adult. As cephs have short lifespans, this won't be good as they would only have a short while more to live.
 

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Hi again,

I investigated acrylic vs glass tanks and ended up getting glass. You have to be careful with an acrylic tank about scratches, and you'll find that the great majority of tanks sold are glass.

Before you take the plunge, have a look at Oceanic Systems tanks - they are made here in Dallas, so you'll probably find them in Austin, too. The freshwater lid (with one light) on the reef-ready tank makes a good combination for an octo.

Nice to have another Texan interested in cephs - there are many of us!

Nancy
 

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Let me tell you about it!!! A 2.2 metre diameter, 2 metre high cylinder costs NZ$50,000!!!!

That's a lot of red wine!
 

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Steve O'Shea said:
That's a lot of red wine!
of course you could fit well over 11000 bottles of wine in that tank.... which means you could have the contents of the tank for the same price as the tank....that is if you could find a wine thats NZD$ 4.48 a bottle :yuck: (2.60 USD)....

:roll:

i wonder, would the red wine stain the acrylic?
 

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