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Old 12-28-2005, 11:10 PM   #11
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New pics are up! I cant decide if I want fish or an Octopus. Please someone talk me out of one of them!
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:06 AM   #12
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I have heard octopus' dont live long in captivity only a year or so. i dont know if thats true or not.
That wet/dry you bought is agood unit. Lando and i have the 150 model. i love mine. What kind of return pump is that? a Rio 2500?
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I think a octopus is would be sweet. Just dont surpise them the'll make a mess.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:14 AM   #14
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Yeah, I am getting an octopus. It is a ViaAqua. Not sure what model. The ammonia started rising today so the cycle has started! Also, will it stop smelling? My tank/room smell really bad. I am hoping it will go away as I take the shrimp out. Also, my skimmer is making any foam, is it because there is no fish in there? Thanks!
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do you know what the ideal temperature is for the species your intrested in keeping is?
would a chiller be a good idea?
how do you plan on sealing up the HOB overflow to keep the octopus from escaping?
have you seen the water purity requirements of octopus?
have you heard of LFS's having morrish idols for sale?
I dont want to drag you down but very few people have sucess with octo's... I do know of one person online that has kept them and has one now if you would like me to PM you some informaiton about him I would be happy to get you in contact with someone that could answer your quesitons with experince in this area of fishkeeping..
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:45 AM   #16
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That vid will give me nightmares 8O
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:35 PM   #17
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Yeah, I know everything about them almost. I got all the info from tonmo.com.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:41 PM   #18
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how about this for an argument then. Someone who is inexperienced with the demands of the saltwater hobby, really should not even consider getting something that is labeled as "for the experienced hobbiest". There are reasons that these things are said.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:38 PM   #19
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I gues you have a point.
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About the octo. A good way to keep them in the tank is to line the rim of the tank with something with a similar texture to astroturf. Supposedly they hate that texture and they cannot succesfully grab onto it. A lfs of mine had a mimic octo in a 23 gal tank and they used the fuzzy side of velcro to border the top of the tank so it didn't slip into the rear compartments or crawl out. They also used the velcro to bind the lid to the tank. they told me it worked really great. Just something you should consider. Velcro can purchased at any hardware store in long strips for very cheap and if you're not happy with the results you can just pull it off. I suggest you give it a shot...

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