Newby Just Saying "Hi."

beffie

Hatchling
Registered
Joined
May 12, 2003
Messages
1
#1
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.
 

tonmo

Titanites
Staff member
Webmaster
Joined
May 30, 2000
Messages
9,474
Location
Pennsylvania
#2
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... :biggrin2:
 

Gayla

Blue Ring
Supporter
Joined
Dec 10, 2002
Messages
37
#3
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
 

cthulhu77

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Mar 15, 2003
Messages
6,642
#4
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
 

Steve O'Shea

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
4,669
#5
....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: .
 

WhiteKiboko

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Feb 15, 2003
Messages
2,702
Location
Charleston
#6
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 :) )?
 

cthulhu77

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Mar 15, 2003
Messages
6,642
#7
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
 

Fujisawas Sake

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Supporter
Joined
Dec 24, 2002
Messages
1,169
#8
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
 

Fujisawas Sake

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Supporter
Joined
Dec 24, 2002
Messages
1,169
#9
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*)
 

cthulhu77

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Mar 15, 2003
Messages
6,642
#10
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
 

Clem

Architeuthis
Supporter
Joined
Apr 6, 2003
Messages
1,839
#11
Fujisawas Sake said:
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*)
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
 

tonmo

Titanites
Staff member
Webmaster
Joined
May 30, 2000
Messages
9,474
Location
Pennsylvania
#12

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Threads
19,425
Messages
202,299
Members
8,321
Latest member
miamibeachsteve

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak

About the Monty Awards
Top