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  1. THISISANAME

    THISISANAME Larval Mass Registered

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    :read:Ok so I'm sure you all have heard this question before but here I go.......So I have an empty 40 gallon tank. I wanna know what is the best small beginner octo that is not nocturnal? I know I have alot more research to do, looks like I came to the rigt place! GO!!
     
  2. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    im new to octos but from what i've read here a bimac is your best bet(if you can find one).but you should have a 55g tank.
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Might want to start yourself on reading the articles from the Articles Page (links above), keeping a octopus is a high risk, high cost and a extremely high maintenance hobby.

    Octopus basics, you'll need to know what you're keeping:
    http://www.tonmo.com/articles/basicoctopus.php

    Keepings cephs in Captivity:
    http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/keepingcephs/keepingcephs.php

    Checklist of things you'll need to know and what you'll need:
    http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/keepingcephs/keepingcephs.php

    Equipment List:
    http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/equipment.php
     
  4. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Can't add much to what's been suggested except to say if you do decide to get a bigger tank (or indeed use your 40 for a dwarf) you must be absolutely sure that there has NEVER been copper in the tank, it is fatal to cephs an impodssible to get rid of!

    J
     
  5. L8 2 RISE

    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Is there a way to test for copper in a tank?? I have a 40 gallon as well that I managed to get for free and was thinking about starting a cuttlefish tank, not anytime soon, I know I would have to cycle it and everything first, and I want to do a little more research :read:, but maybe by the summer when I have a little more time.
     
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    you can test it if you fill it with water..... OR as an extra precaution you could start by re-sealing it with fresh silicone :)
     
  7. Spence24

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    You can either bring in a sample of water to your lfs and they'll test it for you or you can also buy a copper test.

    ryan
     
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    You'd have to be sure you got EVERY scrap of old silicon out! Copper is pernicious stuff and will seep out of the smallest piece!

    J
     

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