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reefer911

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#1
im lokking into a bimac and i was wundering if octopuses need alot of vertical spaces. Cause i was looking at a tank that was more width an depth than a whole lot of vertical.

Thought and concerns please

Drew
 

Nancy

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#2
No, an octopus would prefer more width and depth rather than height, for the same number of gallons - many of the tanks sold today are quite tall. Can you give the dimensions of the tank you're interested in?

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reefer911

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unfortunetly not ill try to go buy merory ahh a 1ft high 1.5ft deep and 2ft long(now this is just a guess) i will confirm it in a little. I think it is bigger all around but well see. But there was quit a bitt of depth. not much vertical
 

cthulhu77

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For a bimac, you are going to need a tank of about 45-55 gallons (12x48x16 or so)...what you are describing sounds like a fifteen or twenty gallon tank, really kind of small to maintain water quality...
 

reefer911

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well like i said it was a pure guess and it is more like a 40 but i was just tryingto find out how much verticalthey needed.

Thanks
Drew
 

reefer911

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Yeah i think its a pretty unique tank, because i have never seen that size before and i think its actually deeper and not as high.

Drew
 

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