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rickg

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Hello everyone,

Thought I'd better say hello, that way you know who is utilizing all this great info on your site.

I have kept several Reef tanks over the last couple of years with great success and am now starting to look into keeping an Octopus or Cuttlefish. This has been something I have wanted to do for over a year now, but never knew where to find these. My LFS had gotten in a couple of each last week so I figured I better start researching now.

I only have a couple of questions for you guy's. What species of each could be housed in a 3' 50 gallon tank, And does anyone in the US ship across the border into Canada ( neither seem to appear on the CITES list ). And lastly, do eggs ship well, I would prefer to purchase them that way so they would get there full life span in my tank.

Tried to post pics that I took at the LFS for the owner. Hope it works.

Thanks in advance for any help, and this is an absolutely great site.

Rick
 

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:welcome: to TONMO, where the past, present, and Future is Cephalopods!

Sushi and Sake,

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Welcome aboard Rick! Glad you like the site -- if you've run out of questions to ask, be sure to post some answers! :wink:

Thanks for the pics, too -
 

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Well. welcome to Tonmo ! I am sure you can find a supplier for the eggs or young octos...check out the links!
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:welcome: to TONMO.com!!

I see a bandensis, if it was still small and no one has bought it, you'd be pretty lucky to get one of those. :wink:
 

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I'm no where's near ready for anything yet. My tank is still sitting in the shed waiting to be drilled. I figure it will be another 6 months before I am ready to put any thing in it. I have all the equipment needed to support an octopus properly, now it's just a matter of time. One thing I have learned when dealing with salt water is patience. More time to educate myself before I go after this challenge.

The LFS has switched to a new supplier, so getting them shouldn't be that hard when I am ready. My only worry is the age of them when they get here.

Thanks for the welcome to your forum (I took alot of heat on another forum when I said I was considering the purchase of an octopus).

Rick
 

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I took alot of heat on another forum "
Yeah, just the flames of the uneducated...glad you found us! be sure to send in some pics during your tank's progress...fascinating for all of us!
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Welcome, Rick! Your patience and experience will serve you well. Melissa
 

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