Octo Proof

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  1. muskox

    muskox Blue Ring Registered

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    I wanted to know what was the best way to octo proof an overflow/bulkhead or even the whole tank. How did you guys octo proof and why does it work for you. Feel free to post pictures.:wink: Thanks.
     
  2. fishkid6692

    fishkid6692 Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    yeah

    i used mesh to cover all the openings in my tank but i know people use sponges to cover power heads and stuff.
     
  3. L8 2 RISE

    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Lots of Duct tape, lots and lots of duct tape...:twisted::twisted::twisted:
     
  4. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    I did the overflow at work like this [​IMG]

    I used an extension of pvc pipe, about 8 inches, and an end cap. The pvc has lots of 3/8th inch holes in it. The downside is that might not work with a real small octopus, and it causes a little drag on the drain rate. It needs to be cleaned regularly but it's easy to clean. I will do this with my next tank. As a precaution though it would be wise to buy a "window screen repair kit" and cut pieces to fit whatever things you want further octo proof, and you can secure them in place with rubber bands or zip ties.

    I used styrofoam to fill in the gaps around the top of my tank, and lots of duct tape.
     
  5. muskox

    muskox Blue Ring Registered

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    :smile:Thanks for the info
     

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