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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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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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 :) )?
 

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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
 

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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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WhiteKiboko said:
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 :) )?
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*)
 

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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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