- Aug 13, 2009
The addiction continues. I know I said that I was not getting another octopus, but you know how it is. The other day while looking at the stingrays my LFS just got in I saw a tiny little O. Hummelincki. When I say tiny, this thing could sit on a quarter. I shrugged it off until today when I went back to pick up my new stingray and say a small used one gallon hex tank for $8.00 that included a firmly secured lid. It's all plastic which makes everything even better. Once I saw that I knew I HAD to get this little thing. My wife who recently made me denounce all walks of life so to speak was surprisingly aggreeable with my decission to get it. So I set up the little hex with water from my 250 gallon stingray tank along with a small plastic cup of sand from it as well. I'm usinng one blue TrueLumen 4 bulb LED and two white 4 bulb led lights arranged w/b/w for lighting and an air stone for aireation and water movement. The LFS had this night magic 8 ball sized rock covered in grape culerpa that I'm getting as well. This rock will sit centered in the tank under the light. I will due several water changes with water from the stingray tank every week to keep the water clean. I may even add a small Korali power head for extra water movement. Thinking about it now; I think I will. On second thought, scratch that. The air stone is doing a decent job at circulating the water and I don't want the animal to get hurt by the pump. I'm going to pick it up tomorrow after work. I'll post pictures of it then. I'm so excited. I love Hummelinckis.