Tank designs for keeping an octo?

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  1. agoutihead

    agoutihead Larval Mass Registered

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    I would like to have an acrylic tank made specifically for an octo.

    Does anyone have any good sure fire designs to keep an octo secure inside?

    I am thinking of having the display with a sump and skimmer.

    So I would have a drain, and then a return pump in the sump with a skimmer down there.
     
  2. marinebio_guy

    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    There are plenty of past treads on this subject that should be some help to you.
     
  3. Phisher

    Phisher Cuttlefish Registered

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    I just ordered an acrylic tank from glasscages.com specifically for an octo setup. When the owner called to confirm my order I asked him if the acrylic tops fit tight or was there a gap in the back like all glass. He told me it was a tight fitting lid and it would need to be trimmed for filters, etc. I'll post a pic when mine comes in. You may need to add some weight to the top however.
     
  4. mosthated

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    how large was is the tank, and what did it cost you if you dont mind me asking?
     
  5. Phisher

    Phisher Cuttlefish Registered

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    36x18x17. $235 after several customizations, bulkheads, tops and freight.
     

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