tank variation

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  1. reefer911

    reefer911 Cuttlefish Registered

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    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
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    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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    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
     
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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...
     
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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
     
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    not much in the way of height...a 40 "breeder" (20x36x18) would be perfect!!!
     
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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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