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Old 02-06-2011, 11:27 AM   #11
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how about getting an octopus not alot of people have them
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:33 AM   #12
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You know i have actually thought about that but idk if it is legal to own them and where i could even find one. I've been to all of the lfs and haven't seen an octopus. It would be pretty sick to own an octopus.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:38 AM   #13
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And yes i can take the overflows off its just held there with silicone. I'll save them in case i want to use them in the future. Next i need lights and they say for a good light system you should have 2 1/2-3 1/2 wpg am i correct? And thanks for the comment on the tank spent alot of time planning the way i wanted it to look. They are all African Cichlids so i wanted to make it like they were back home. Also have 2 catfish and a loach in there.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:10 PM   #14
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Just like the filtration, lighting is going to be more of a dictate of what you plan on doing. If you are doing to want plants needing med-high light then you will need better lighting. But the more lighting you use then you get into other things like CO2 and ferts.

With today's lighting it is harder to use the wpg rule. T5HO lights put out more light so would be higher than a normal T5 ot T8. I do think 2.5 -3 should be good for many plants and not have to get into CO2 or ferts or anything.
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Yea i def would not want to get into CO2, ferts and all that fun stuff. I was looking at plant and would like to get sword plants, dwarf hairgrass just plants that need medium lighting. How much would a good light cost? I also would like it to have a black light as well for nighttime, its just cool looking at the tank with the black light on.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:59 PM   #16
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i dont think there illegal i have seen loads of vids on you tube of people haveing octopuses as pets there ment to be really cleaver im sure if u ask ur lfs he would be able to orde u one like most things if u gna get one do alot of reasurch i dont think they last that long in captivity so it might be a good idea to do that first and then just keep the setup after and use it as a reef tank etc...
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Octopus are legal but they are not for beginners. They are hard to maintain and need a very secure tank to be kept in. Since he is going FW it doesn't really matter though
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:34 PM   #18
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wooo easy there was just a suggestion lool
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