Hello everyone here at TONMO! I know Im new here, but Ive been lurking for a few weeks and am finally ready to come into the open! :D So here's kinda my story as of right now. Ive been addicted to the idea of keeping cuttlefish since I saw my first one ever about a year ago at a local fish store. Ive been keeping reef tanks for about 2.5 years now, and have had success with many different creatures (fish, corals, mantis shrimp, eels). But nothing has quite itched that scratch that only a cephalopod can scratch..... key my senior year of college. I, like all college students across the country, have to complete a senior thesis project. I figured, with some extra funding by the school, that this would be the perfect time to dive into my dream of keeping a cephalopod, specifically, a cuttlefish! So now I start my quest, to figure out how this is all going to work. My biggest and most difficult problem will be obtaining a healthy specimen (which if anyone can please help me with, i would be forever in your debt!). I live in the Pacific Northwest (Olympia, Washington area) so I'm a distance from the local hot spots for the marine trade, but not so far it will be impossible for me to get this to work. Im currently sitting with a 20 gallon setup that is already been up and running for over a year now (was the home of my amazing eel, but I sold him to a bigger and better home once he outgrew my tank). Now I just have to figure out how to get it upgraded to make sure it will work well for my cuttle project. Depending on how much money will be available to me for this project, I want to upgrade my tank to slightly larger one, but not so big that I cant proceed to perform my observations. As for the project itself, im thinking of doing something with the ability for cuttlefish to adapt to coloring around them. (I actually got the idea from those displays they have at Home Depot, with all the different cards of paint colors.... I walked by and was like, hey, i wonder how many of these colors a cuttlefish can replicate closely) It's still in its roughest idea form, more brain storming than anything, but its a start. I have to talk with my professors about it as we continue to develop our ideas. If anyone else has any ideas they would be interested in me trying out, please, feel free to comment. So, for what I really came to this post for...... help! As I already said, I need to locate some cuttlefish for sale (preferably a couple S. bandensis) and/or some eggs that I can start to raise now so they will be grow enough for me to use in my project. Also, Im looking for help on any ideas to help me set up this tank (or another) so that it will be an effective home for these cuttles. If you guys, who are as close to experts as anyone can find on this subject, have any information or means of helping me, I would greatly appreciate it! Im hard working and willing to do a lot to make this project work. The biggest limiting factor I have will be money, but im hoping that shouldnt be too big of a factor. Thanks for reading everyone, all comments welcome! PS - I plan to document this entire project (with pictures, information, videos, etc), so this can be a big experiment for everyone to follow along with! The more help I can get from people, the better it will be!