Sam has Died

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:cry: this morning I got up and checked on the tank and Sam was not there, I looked and looked and she was on the floor next to a chair, she had gotten out through a small airline opening that i thought there was no way she could get thru I was wrong :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
 

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Hi Deb,

So very sorry about Sam :( She was certainly a fine little octopus. I often enjoyed thinking that Ollie had a sibling not too far away.

Tonight I will make sure that Ollie is thoroughly ducktaped in - I'm shocked that Sam was able to get through such a small hole.

All the best,

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:(

So sorry to hear about Sam...... I must admit I've been a little lax with sealing the top, cause I keep having to fix the powerhead. I am going to go duct tape it to death before work.....

Carol
 

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Well under much investigating, I have found that the duct tape in one area had lost its stickum due to removal for maint. and i guess the SW had something to add also. I really need to find a way to seal the tank but also have a way into it to do routine maint. any suggestion. I feel like such and idiot for not noticing. The whole house is devestated and we miss Sam so much. They all want me to get another Octo but I really want a better system of sealing the tank and ANY suggestions would be appreciated. I guess I underestimated the curiosity of these amazing creatures. :cry:
 

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Hey Deb, I am really sorry! That has happened to me also, it is amazing what they can squeeze through...the only way I have found to totally counteract that (at least for me) was to go to a drilled system. That way, the entire top of the tank is covered completely. It is also way easier to maintain, but it is expensive.
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I've discovered the same problem with the duct tape. The only solution I've found so far is to keep a big roll of duct tape and scissors right by the tank, and frequently replace the duct tape.

Mostly I've used black to match the stand and cover, but using a bright color (I use neon yellow) in key places helps you see what condition the tape is in.

Again, sorry about Sam.

Nancy
 

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Hi Deb:

I'm really sorry to hear about Sam. :( It makes me wonder just how secure my tank is??? I too use duct tape to seal the tank, but I think that I will be a lot more careful in checking its condition from now on.

Nancy, keeping a roll of tape next to the tank is a geat idea. I am definitely going to adopt that practice.

Deb, I hope that you don't let this misfortune disuade you from getting another octo. I guess we all know that our little buddies won't live forever, but I think that the amazing pets that they make while we have them makes up for the pain when they pass. :?

George
 

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Well im going to silicon the back of the tank shut and leave the front glass weighted down for access and yes I just ordered my new octo, moving forward :oops: :oops: :) :) :) :) :) here we go again :roll: :roll: :mrgreen:
 



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