sand | The Octopus News Magazine Online
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.

sand

jimmy 22

O. bimaculoides
Registered
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Messages
57
#1
hi. has anyone used carib live sand,the type thats not in water but just moist? i ask because my 4 monthcycled tank w/the tank test being perfect and its a brand new tank has killed 3 octos now? and the filters are new. i got all new stuff because of my last tank and acc. might have been used w/copper. could it be the sand? its about 1inch deep. it looked like it was having cunvultions after 3hrs in the tank any one have thought on this? i have a bimac now thats going on 1 year in june.so i no im not doing anything wrong? thanks.
 

gholland

Haliphron Atlanticus
Supporter
Joined
Jan 18, 2008
Messages
569
#2
I have used it with no problems. Have you tested for copper?
 

dreadhead

Haliphron Atlanticus
Supporter
Joined
Dec 15, 2007
Messages
596
#4
(quoted spammy post deleted by Monty, but I left your helpful response so it still counts toward your progress out of gelatinous-blob-o-pus rank)

You may want to post this in the marketplace forum.
 

monty

TONMO Supporter
Staff member
Supporter
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Messages
4,887
#6
Someone posted some spam, which I deleted, and I didn't want to leave it quoted in dreadhead's post, but I didn't want to delete dreadhead's post so I just edited it. Perhaps that's too confusing, and I should just delete followup posts to spam... but if I make all this disappear now, it will probably confuse people even more... so I guess I'll leave this here for a little while and delete it (and l8_2_rise's similar post) later if I remember. Sorry for the confusion, I'm having kind of a weird and stressful day.
 

Redoc

GPO
Registered
Joined
Jan 20, 2008
Messages
101
#7
How long do they last before they die? Could they be over stressed. I had one octo that had obviously had a rough ride and it lasted 3 days my other octos did just fine in the exact same set up. Could be just bad luck but it's good to try and rule things out. I have also used that sand with no problems.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV: Terri
TONMOCON V: Jean
TONMOCON VI: Taollan
TONMOCON VII: ekocak

About the Monty Awards