Tank Turnover for Bimac

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by MFish, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. MFish

    MFish Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Having a reef, I'm used to 35x turnover for corals. I know octos don't need as much, but what is acceptable? 12x? 10x?

    I need to know so I can get a pump for the wet-dry I'm building [manufactured ones are cheap and innefficient for the amount of space they take up]

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    You only need enough flow so there's not dead spots in the tank. On my 75 I have about 350 gph after head loss. I'm tempted to upgrade a bit to keep a little more detritus entrained so it makes it to the filter sock and not the tank floor.

    Dan
     
  3. Illithid

    Illithid Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    I am doing 9-10x, but most people do less. The big thing is oxygen (skimmer + wet/dry do fine) in the water and the amount of bio-waste the filter can process.
     

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