setting up octo tank, want suggestions

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  1. Reptiboy

    Reptiboy Cuttlefish Registered

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    well ive made up my mind that im setting up a tank for Octopus bimaculatus, i was hoping to hear personal experiences, what to feed it and if my equipment list is ok.

    lights: single strip PC fixture
    filter: HOB magnum canister filter
    skimmer: coralife super skimmer needle wheel skimmer rated for 220gal
    fuge: in tank w/ rio powerhead

    Jon
     
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    I guess the best way to start to answer your questions is for you to read the ceph care articles. They are chock full of good advice. What size tank were you planning on? 50G is the minimum really! As for food, crabs, shrimps (marine!), amphipods for wee octis, some will take clams. Some octis learn to take (thawed) frozen food others demand live food all the time!!!

    Cheers

    J
     
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    well its a 90 so im a wee bit above the minimum, and ty for pointing that out to me
     
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    question, i have just converted over from a 90 gal FOWLR, will that effect anything and r octos really ok w/ trates and not trites? i thot it was the other way around
     
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    they are ok with neither!

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    it said theyre ok w/ small amounts of trates
     

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