how does this setup sound?>OCTO

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  1. brett

    brett O. vulgaris Registered

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    40 gallon acrylic, 40 lbs. LR, PVC pipes, sand/aragonite, aquaC remora skimmer, 25 gallon sump/FUGE, (hole in the wall overflow), octopus bimaculoides,mag pump for return water??? seperate 15 gallon live food tank... what are your thoughts on the setup/ equipment and how should i screen the overflow without reducing its flow?
     
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    Fine grain is DEFINATELY important...you don't want the little guy scraping himself on the sand. What do you have to regulate the temp?
     
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    ok fine sand it is. I was planning on using the room's temperature to keep the tank warm enough. i live in oregon so the temperature stays pretty solid doesnt sway much... i already bought the 40 gallon (way cheaper) thanks for the pics dude.
     
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    NP hoped they helped. With a 40 gal, I suggest definately to feed every other day!! Which is good anyways, but prolly more of a nec. here!
     
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    why would tank size have to do with feeding?
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Well, in the confined space of a 40, you dont want the octo to out grow his tank! :|

    I would get a 55 from PetSuperMarket. Edit: Sadly, there doesnt seem to be a PetSuperMarket near you. Try PetsMart and ask for only the tank and not the combo. Hope that helps! :D
     
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    But feeding every other day will starve him wont it? or can i just do it?
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    thats perfectly okay for an octo.. every other day is fine
     
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    how about sand anyone know of a good brand or what kind etc... im used to getting reef aragonite so....
     

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