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Thank you for the add.
We currently have 5 tanks 2 saltwater (40gall seahorses and 80 gall salt fish) and 2 freshwaters (220 gal freshwater Rays and 110 gal angels and ghost knife) but we just acquired a 190 gal cylinder tank with a center column. One of the possibilities for the tank is an Octopus. but tank proofing and care and creating the habitat looking for ideas and suggestions
 

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We have a 45 gallon hexagonal tank that had a center column and found it very difficult to create a structure that both hide the column and provided a den. Eventually, we moved the center column to slightly off the back wall (yes, it was a traumatic modification to the tank and stand) and gorilla glued the rocks to create a cave around the overflow. Depending upon your width vs height, you may have a lot more room for building up a rock structure around the center (I would suggest rock work only on the display side if the tank will be against a wall and you can provide enough there for filtration). We also incorporated a power head into the rocks to attempt a way to clean debris.
 
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@shadowtbc Have you considered trying cuttlefish in the round tank? Larger rounds are often used for bandensis and they seem to grow larger in this type of enclosure. Cuttles don't need octoproofing and you can have a few corals in the environment.
 

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@shadowtbc Have you considered trying cuttlefish in the round tank? Larger rounds are often used for bandensis and they seem to grow larger in this type of enclosure. Cuttles don't need octoproofing and you can have a few corals in the environment.
Thank you worth considering.

What can go as tank mates?
 

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Cephs do best in a single species tank. There are a few inverts that can be included (this thread discusses some of the failures and successes with octopuses and would generally apply to cuttles as well). Cuttlefish will tolerate a wider variety of corals since they don't crawl on the rock work but you still need to keep to low stinging animals (mushrooms and leathers work well). Be especially careful that any coral you use will not consume them as hatchlings as growing them from eggs is most common (but expensive since you will need to use live mysid shrimp for the first month).

I am a strong opponent of putting any kind of fish in with cephs as they will compete for food, harass the ceph and/or be killed by the ceph.
 

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