NEW Octopus tank

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  1. Goodwin9

    Goodwin9 Blue Ring Registered

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    My new tank finally arrived yesterday and we have finished setting it up. I thought that I would share a few pictures before we began the task of filling it up and doing a leak check. Tank is 48X36X28 (about 200 gallons). Sump/refugium is 45 gallons. The filtration includes a chemical, mechanical, UV, skimmer & sand filter. Chiller is located behind the canisters.

    The first picture shows the setup minus the lights.

    Second photo is the filtration system located below the tank.

    Third picture is one of the two locking lids on the tank.

    This should make a nice home for my octopus which has been living in one of my refugiums for the past month and a half.
     

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    Beautiful, professional setup--very impressive. Love the locking lids!

    What kind of Octo? Vulgaris?
     
  3. dutchcourage

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    Man that is a nice tank i bet it wasnt cheap:shock:
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice tank. Looks like it will be a good octo home, and you even have a chiller.

    I assume you bought the whole system rather than the individual parts. Who manufactures this tank set up?

    Nancy
     
  5. Goodwin9

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    The tank & stand were manufactured by The Aquarium Company in Minnesota. He has built a number of tanks for me and has always done an excellent job. I specked out the equipment list and I got the items he couldn't get and had them shipped to him so that he could plumb the entire system at the factory rather than in my office.

    The metal stand was built in 2 parts to be able to fit through the doorway. The stand is 44" tall so that it puts the tank at a very good viewing level.

    My other tanks have all had wood cabinetry built for them, but this one I wanted to show what makes it all work.

    The other neat feature I had built for the tank is a removeable divider so that CRUSH (my octopus), could be on one side and I could use the other for cuttlefish if I could ever find a place to buy them from.
     
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    Here's a picture of the removeable divider in the tank.
     

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    I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. The tank divider was enough to keep Marcus from paying a visit to Crush on his side of the tank. They were both on their respective sides last night at feeding time, but this morning, I see that Marcus paid a visit. Have been watching them a while and it seem like they are just embracing. Will watch a little longer before I try and figure out who belongs on which side of the tank. Maybe they will get along?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    How'd it go? From the look of the right hand ones colour it was going badly!!! That white colour signifies stress/fear!

    Hope they both survived!

    J
     
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    Wow, incredible setup! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous. One of these days perhaps.

    Hope the visitation went peacefully.
     
  10. Fini

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    What an ideal tank! If you don't mind me asking, what did that set you back?
     

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