Just ordered my first Bimac

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  1. binaryterror

    binaryterror GPO Registered

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    I ordered it from marinedepotlive.com. I am just wondering if it will eat the frozen clams and shrimp that I have??? Thanks and how big is he gonna be approx?
     
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    biggest bimac I have seen had a two foot tentacle span and about a 6" mantle. It'll fit in a 50 or 55g so no worries. Depends on what you feed him.
     
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    lol, yeah I knew that. Sorry I didn't make mjy question clear enough. I meant how big shoulkd I expect him to be when I get him? Because I want to get him a critter cage so i can know he is eating and stuff before I put him in my 55g.
     
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    Ok, new question. I have 2 Seio poweheads (620gph each) and I am wondering if I am going to need to use some really fine mesh and cover it? I am afraid he might put a tentalce in there and get it chopped off! LMK
     
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    when you get him he will hopefully be small enough for a critter cage.

    yeah mesh should do it, as long as its fine enough for brine shrimp it will be good.
     
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    Great! I just bought a crap load of this plastic meshy stuff. I am gonna use it to cover a 2.5g which I will place in my 55g temperarily. And I will use it to cover the overflow box, the powerheads, and all open spaces. He is coming tomorrow so pics wil come!!!!!
     
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    Congrats on the big step. I hope you get a nice happy baby!
     
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    Ok, I just got him in. He is about 4" from arm to arm. Im gonna start another thread with pics.
     

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