My Questions of the day, and i really need help from all!

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by iwantanocto, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. iwantanocto

    iwantanocto Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    im doing a 55 gallon octo tank (hopefully a bimac), if i use a canister filter will that be enough? i just dont have room for a sump anywhere.
    also talking about skimmers can i use a red sea prizim (i think thats how they are spelled) to get the job done and so that my octo will be happy.
    thanks
     
  2. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    There is a good discussion on canister filter pros/cons happening on this thread...
     
  3. iwantanocto

    iwantanocto Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    ok i guess a better question would be has anyone on here used only a canisters filters on there octo tank and had success. for ex: have a 55 gallon and using a canister filter thats good for like a 150 tank.
     
  4. iwantanocto

    iwantanocto Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    thanks tintenfisch
     
  5. iwantanocto

    iwantanocto Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    but I think im even more confused now
     
  6. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, people have used canisters and hang-on-the-back skimmers. I believe Carol (corw314) has this type of set up. It's a little harder to octoproof than a tank with a sump, but it's possible!

    Nancy
     
  7. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    We use canisters for most of our research tanks. Typically these are 5-10 gal systems with Fluval 204's. All of our larger systems 100 gal + have larger canisters and skimmers. Perhaps most appropriate to your needs I set up a 50 gal last spring with only a canister. We added a juvenile O. rubescens in May. The animal is now fully grown and doing great. (I should add that the entire set-up is in a 15 C cold room, so no need for a chiller.)

    With canisters, we do a fair amount of partial water change to keep the nitrates down.

    Roy
     
  8. iwantanocto

    iwantanocto Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thank you all so much for all your help and advice I am getting real excited now when I get everything ready and get my octo i will post pics.
     
  9. octo joe

    octo joe Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    im not sure if Im using this sight right I would like to chat with people about octos if theres a way to do so on this sight could some one help me.
    thanks
     
  10. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    There is a chat forum on this website, but I have never seen anyone in it.
     
  11. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    There are sometimes chats scheduled for particular times, but I haven't seen any announcements recently...

    - M
     
  12. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    My chatting experience was just a matter of getting lucky. Happened once, last year.
     

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