Tank coming along nicely

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Black96WS6, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Black96WS6

    Black96WS6 GPO Registered

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    Just a minor update, and then the long wait for the cycling process begins :grin:

    Here's the latest:

    I'm cycling the tank using live rock:

    The PVC is not yet in the tank.

    Previous bare tank (2 weeks ago):

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    NOW:

    Tank with flash on:

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    Tank with flash off:

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    I'll post again when there's something to update - probably 2 months from now when the cycling is finished, or possibly when I put the PVC and hamster/ferret tunnels in lol! =o)
     
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    Hey , looks cool, what size is your tank.
    What you gonna put in there?
    mike.
     
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    keep us up to date :)
     
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    Thanks! It's a 30 gallon, but seems bigger, probably because I don't have a deep sand bed. Once the tank is cycled and I add some more live rock and PVC/Hamster/Ferret tunnels I am putting a baby octopus in :smile:
     
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    Will do :smile:
     
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    are you going to add more rock too?
     
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    Yes DEFINITELY! Currently there's only 10 lbs, I will have probably 30 lbs before the octo gets there (plus assorted PVC/hamster/ferret tunnels) so he/she will have plenty of places to explore/play/hide/sleep :wink:
     
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    live rock looks really good in a tank too, as well as its ability to breakdown nitrate :)
     
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    I know, it looks so much better now that a couple pieces are in! I am also going to have macro algae and a brittle star to help with the nitrates in addition to the regular weekly water changes. And remember, a 20% water change is a lot easier on a 30 gallon than a 100 gallon :grin:
     
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    and cheaper too :)

    are you using RO water? have you checked it for nitrates?
     
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    Yes, I have a cartridge system that hooks right up to the faucet. No nitrates yet.
     

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