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Old 07-29-2008, 05:42 PM   #11
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Nice shots! I see lots of bubble algae.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:48 PM   #12
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Beautiful pictures....I wish that I had the experience to try one of these creatures.....their short life span is a draw back for me (I cry when I loose a snail)....so I'll have to admire your pictures for the time being.

Simply amazing!
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Yup, I bought it at Home Depot in the windows and doors department. Comes in a big roll, way more than you'll need and it's cheap.

Non-stingy corals and lots of macro-algae. There are a few serpent and brittle stars as well, and whatever snails Kalypso hasn't eaten yet.
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Nice shots! I see lots of bubble algae.
Yeah. There is a lot of bubble algae and while it's usually seen as a nuisance I consider it decorative. I can't keep a lot of stuff in the tank that I would like to keep (for fear of Kalypso destroying it) so I just let the algae go crazy and fill in the gaps and I occasionally prune it back. Besides, it helps with water quality.
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This is definitely true!
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how long before the Octopus grows too large for the tank Or will it??
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Great pics! I'm so very jealous.
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how long before the Octopus grows too large for the tank Or will it??
I would already like to have her in a larger tank. The typical suggestion for O. briareus is 75 gallons, but I'd suggest a 100 or more really. As long as she doesn't grow too much more she'll be fine where she is. I'd just like for her to have more room to actually swim. She could grow quite a bit more, as this species arm span can potentially reach ~48 inches. Right now it's about 30 inches.

Her growing has slowed down over the past month. For the first couple of months she doubled in size weekly.
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