25 Gal. Cuttlefish Tank, What else?

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Just put a 25 gallon TRUVU Aquasytem on order when i went to work today. I wanted to run a list of what i am planning on setting up

1. 25 Gal. tank
2. AquaC Remora Skimmer
3. Heater (correct wattage of course)
4. Hydro Koralia 1 (would this be okay for a cuttle)
5. return pump Maxi jet 900 or 1200
6. 25-30 lbs of LR
7. 30 lbs of LS

I know there is something i am missing! :hmm:

Comments and critizism helpful!!!!!
 
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cuttlegirl;109952 said:
I would recommend a larger tank... I started mine in a 29 gallon and they quickly outgrew it. A 55 gallon would be better.

I am planning on keeping one cuttlefish. Is the 25 to small?
 
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I think so, but I'm sure it can be done. I think they need the space to swim and move around. Also, the larger water volume helps with the large amount of waste they produce.
 

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The big problem is actually the cuttlebone. One collision with the glass wall and ....dead. Larger tanks give you a better chance of having them stay ok.(but I agree with Cuttlegirl, larger tanks rule)
One option you can do is to stack the rock around the edges of the aquarium, rather than in the middle, it will give the cuttle some spatial reference points.
 
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Thales;109990 said:
What kind of cuttle are you planning on keeping?
I am planning on getting a sepia bandensis. I like the suggesting for the rock th
anks! Sorry my messages are so short I am doing this on my iPod
 

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Between Cuttlegirl and Thales, you have the experten of cuttles (especially bandensis) !
 
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Yeah I have read all of their articles and they have so much helpful information!
I have a quick question. When do Bandensis hatchlings and eggs become available?
Cuttlegirl - I just wanted to adress you last comment, I will try to structure the rock so that it giver the little guy plenty of room to swim around without hurting himself. Also i will be running a skimmer that is supposed to be used for much larger tanks (AquaC Remora Pro) which i believe will be very sufficent in skimming (as experinced on very packed reef tanks).
 

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