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  1. beffie

    beffie Larval Mass Registered

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    Hey, I'm a newbie who found this message board while researching keeping cephs. I've got a lot to learn as I've never run a saltwater tank. I've done quite a few freshwater cichlid tanks successfully. I am fascinated by cephs so, in time (i.e. - when I have more money!), I'd like to start a salt tank, learn the ropes, then set it up for cephs and then get either a cuttlefish or an octopus. I'm also an educator so it might be cool to run a saltwater aquarium in my classroom, even though I teach math. :grad:

    I'll probably lurk for now. Glad this board is out there.
     
  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Welcome to TONMO.com beffie!

    Hmm... With their eight tentacles, 3 hearts, and tens of thousands of eggs, I'm sure you could keep your math students occupied with a tank containing a few octopuses... :D
     
  3. Gayla

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    beffie,
    I had to say Howdy from a displaced Texan! I hope to be back there soon - maybe teaching in Houston or (even better) Austin in a couple of years. You found a great site here.

    Visit Nueva Leon and drink a Rita for me ...
    Hook 'em,
    -Gayla
     
  4. cthulhu77

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    I have freshwater fish also...what kind of cichlids??? I am breeding kribensis and J. ornatus now, in addition to the bichirs and of course, ceph tanks...who needs a wave machine in this house!?
    Glad you found us...you will see that this is a great mix of eclectic, intelligent and curious people...after all, don't we resemble our pets?
    Greg
     
  5. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    ....actually, funny you should bring cichlids up, coz I got kicked out of the Texas cichlid society for killing my larval Architeuthis (not deliberately of course) .... and I wasn't even a member.

    I think they just banned me from ever becoming one :cry: .
     
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    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    maybe im just hopelessly ignorant, but is there ANY connection between a freshwater fish and a saltwater ceph (as opposed to all those freshwater kinds :) )?
     
  7. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    you have to use filters. I guess that is about it...sorry...I just got excited there for a minute! :)
    Hey, wouldn't freshwater octos be a kick??? No more mixing, etc...ah, well. Back to the water changes!
    Greg
     
  8. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Welcome to TONMO, where the past, present, and future is cephalopods...

    I'm John, AKA "Fujisawa's Sake", and I am a Californian who lives on the North Coast, so a foggy, cold "hello" from the redwood rainforest...

    Keep your hands and feet inside at all times, and get ready for a wild ride!

    Sushi and Sake, but hold the Tako Yaki

    John
     
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    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    YES!

    Let's play "Six Degrees of Cephs"....

    And yes, I would LOVE to find evidence of freshwater or brackish cephs (or maybe even the elusive LAND SQUID - Kinda like a land shark... or a loan shark... *shrugs*)
     
  10. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Oh like the land squids that live in the forest??? I loved that theory! It is unusual though, that cephalopods never branched into freshwater...after all, most of the other mollusks did...Hey, maybe there is a new species out there just waiting for us!
    Greg
     
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    For the last time: there is no such thing as a "land-squid." It is a figment of the drunken imagination of tree-blind loggers driven mad by endless expanses of bark and moss.

    Beffie, welcome to TONMO.

    Yours truly,

    Clem
     
  12. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Always leave it to Tony to top it all! LOL ! Hey, I can keep one in our solarium!
    Greg
     
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    i dunno..... i think a Squibbon beats a Pac NW Tree Octo any day.....


    :cthulhu: :heart: :beer:
     

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