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  1. really dumb kid

    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    ok look heres what i want to do i want an octo but im inexperaneced so can i buy all the stuff for an octo and then work with somthing easier for a while till i get the hang of it and dont have to bye diferent things so if its not to much i could use a list and bye list please dont tell me another place to find it all i want is a verifaction. im pretty sure i got it all but i just need to be sure ok so far im getting a 75 gallon tank, 200 gallon protien skimmer,a 200 gallon filter, chemical salt, RO water fine sand, pcp pipes hide rocks and eatras like that but no harmful chemicals,case lid so no escape an air pump but im not sure about those things yet and add or corect me if you want bc i still think im missing stuff.


    THANKS,
    Zach
     
  2. William Tyson

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    as a rough sketch it looks good, i have seen your other post so i dont need to repeat what they have there, but what brand name is your skimmer, filter, ect. those play a role
     
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    Be sure to make friends with your local saltwater fish store too...throughout your new setup, they can help out a lot.
    So far, your initial tank ideas sound good.

    greg
     
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    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    ok thanks and what brands would be the best brand to bye from.
    would a Berlin Turbo Protein Skimmer for 200 gallons be ok.
    Well if you could just save me alot of the trouble and tell me the good brands thats would be great thanks.
     
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    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    would a Tidepool Wet/Dry Filter and Accessories by Marineland for a 200 gallon be ok
     
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    also does RO water also need to be filtered for 3 moths
    Thanks
     
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    one more thing just to make sure the air pump also needs to be triple the gallon so when i bye the 75 gallon tank i need a 200 gallon filter 200 gallon protein skimmer and 200 gallo air pump.

    Thanks
     
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    am working on decoding this bit...once I understand it, I will get back to you.

    :bugout:
     
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    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    ok thanks from what ive bin reading i think thats rite but im not sure
     
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    o i meant an octopus makes triple the mess up a fish around the same size so it would be fitting to have all his systems tripled out. But this is just somthing ive read qiet a few times in many care gides so i fingure it may be correct.

    thanks
     
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    I think he was implying he was having trouble understanding your spelling/grammar. Don't worry, but if you work on it you can see Greg perk up immensely! :smile:

    Dan
     
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    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    ok normally im in a hurry.
    Sorry i'll do better
     
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    berlin skimmers are great, i wouldent use a marinland wet/dry, go to www.marinedepot.com or www.drsfostersmith.com they have some good wet/dry's, and i realy dont think you need an air pump, however you will need a water pump, but just use the pump that matches the water flow you want, octos dont need 3x the water flow, they mainly just need the extra skimming.
     
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    ok and what water flow would i want or what would be ideal.
     

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