Originally Posted by SALTYDAWGY
Pics came out blurry. Recently I have been thinking about setting up a small octo tank. The only downside is the life expectancy of these little guys. I can just see myself getting attached and then 18 months later he dies. Can you tell me about your setup???
Yeah I turned the flash off after the first shot, I didn't want to scare him.
Actually 18 months would be a record for these smaller aquarium octos I think. Usually they only live about 12 months, and that's from hatching, so, by the time you get them, they only have about 10 months left.
My setup is pretty basic actually, just a 30 gallon tall aquarium with an eclipse hood. I left the carbon and bio-wheel inplace, as well as the stock fourescents since I won't be growing corals or anything else that needs stronger lighting.
There is an in-tank Red Sea Berlin protein skimmer as well. I had to clip off a little of the inside of the hood to get it to fit. The rest is just live rock for additional filtration/hiding places, and some various pieces to give him something to explore and help keep him from getting bored (pirate chest, hamster tunnel for example). 8)