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  1. bluezombie

    bluezombie Blue Ring Registered

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    Hey everyone... It's been a long while, and some of you may remember I've always wanted to have a pet octopus, but I never got around to it simply because I didn't trust myself in terms of responsibility. However, now I think I'm ready.

    I managed to snag a 50 gallon tank for 50 bucks at a local pet store, so I just want to know again, what will I need material-wise, and how to prepare to plop in a new friend?

    Thank you!

    Also, I was thinking of getting a Bimac, my local store only sells blue rings, and they're rather expensive (around 90 bucks each)

    Where could I get a bimac?
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    No one's had Bimacs available for a while now. O. hummellincki is fairly similar and tropical.

    If the tank isn't drilled I would just invest in a good HOB skimmer and 60-70lbs of live rock.
     
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    How much should one of these 'Hummellincki' go for?

    And do they live an average of 9 months also?
     
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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    You should be able to get one for $50-80. They will live about a year from birth, but they are small egged so don't expect to get a very young one.
     
  5. bluezombie

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    If the tank was used for Iguanas before, can I still wash it out and use it for an octo?
     

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