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  1. unsound

    unsound Cuttlefish Registered

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    will a octopus go threw the overflow holes?
    i plan on buying a bimac from octopets
     
  2. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    :welcome: to TONMO!!
    Yes they will, curious little buggers. :)
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to TONMO.com from me, too!
    We would be glad to have another person keeping a bimac - you'll find lots of good information here.

    Nancy
     
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    they can get threw a whole that small? the slit is no bigger than 1/4 of an inch. i am really considering buying this tank how can i get around this problem
     
  5. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :welcome: unsound! :D

    It might try and probably could if it's small. :|
     
  6. neptune

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    at octopets it says the mantle size is 3/4-1 inch.has anyone had problems with using overflows with bimacs i just need 2 know if it will be ok before i buy this tank. thanks for the help
     
  8. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    with every system there are concerns to the size and you will have to octo proof at your discretion! Some may say a bimac will not crawl out at all. While other feel it best to err to the side of caution. There have been bimac tragedies through the overflow.

    You would prolly be better blocking of the Utube like I did, in the thread I posted earlier.
     
  9. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    You did so with a weaving mat? What store? :)
     
  10. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Wally World, but a craft store will work. :wink:
     
  11. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Do you have a pic of it? :)
     
  12. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    If you are interested I will post a pic tomorrow. The tank lights are off right now, and I dont want to use the flash in the dark, sorry. :D
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Sure Ill wait. :)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I have an overflow with slits, and I took plastic netting and wove it through the slits. Had to clean it or replace it every month or so, but it worked!

    Nancy
     
  15. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Interesting idea. Mine has slits too. :)
     
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    The octo only risks going in while its still small, i will be simply too big when its older, Nancy's suggestion is a good one, you could try that.
     
  17. neptune

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    Here is the pic
     
  18. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Thanks!

    So it didnt block the flow much?
     
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    Not this way. Smaller screen did!
     
  20. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    How big are the holes?
     

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