Off the shelf escape proof tank?

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  1. 8leggedgroover

    8leggedgroover Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hi everybody!

    You guys may be able to assist.

    Is there an off the shelf, pre made octopus escape proof set up available to purchase?

    It does not matter where in the world one might be available, I'll have it shipped to me.

    Thanks in advance if you know of such a tank.

    8leggedgroover.
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I am not aware of anything like that - the market is too small. Some of the newer all in one cube systems are pretty close - they just need a lid and some additional screen on the overflow. You could always have a custom tank maker make you what you want.

    Oh - :welcome:
     
  3. 8leggedgroover

    8leggedgroover Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks Thales.

    Custom does make sense because I could have the tank size to my specs.

    Plenty of custom builders in the UK, just a question of getting them to make it EXACTLY to spec.
     
  4. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    While you are looking/designing consider tanks that have or can be fitted for 3" or better of overhanging edge along the top. Most acrylics are made this way for support but an acrylic (or glass) surround can custom made to sit on a framed glass tank if the top frame has enough lip to accomodate it (you will need support bars for longer tanks if they are not part of the frame). The top overhang not only provides a good surface for an easy access and easy to secure hinged lid but also seems to go along way toward discouraging escape.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Gotcha - do you know Simon Garratt? He has had a lot of custom work done, so maybe he is a good resource to get in contact with regarding a good builder.
     
  6. 8leggedgroover

    8leggedgroover Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    No I don't know Simon but would appreciate contact details if you have any.

    Thanks.

    I'm pretty confident of making the lid escape proof but will need more thought on water exit/returns. Filtration, skimming and maturing the tabk will be ok too as I had had a mini reef for a few years now.

    Sorrry I realise this should be in the tank build section.
     

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