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30 gallon octopus tank

john135

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i'm thinking of making a AIO tank and since the tank is small so will be my pet octopus so what i was wondering was how would i go about covering the overflow holes? i can't just simply glue a mesh on it right?

also was wondering are there anyone with a rimless octopus tank with sealed lids? thanks
 


sirreal

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So I did this with an AIO. I used a Bio Cube 29g with the hood in tact. It mad a good system for a Merc. Not sure it would be good for any other species. I have found "and correct me if I am wrong" Mercs don't tend to try to escape much. I have an 8g biocube and ended up with what I thought was a merc. I had taken the hood off many years ag and I wasn't going to put it back on for the merc. I have had 4 mercs in Bio cubes and never had any issues with them going into the other compartments. Might want to get some sponge and cover the back compartments but I never did.
As far as I know there are no lids for rimless tanks but its easy to make one. Good luck.
 

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So after posting this I went looking around and seems others have had issues with Mercs escaping so I retract my comments of saying that mercs don't try to escape. Mine have not but others have.
 

West1

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Hi
When you say cover the overflows, do you mean put them out of use or keep them in use?

To eliminate them, your local hardware/Home Depot should have some threading PVC with an end cap

To use the overflows, try adding a grill. Most local fish stores should have plastic grills for bulkheads. Adjust/modify as needed. Or if you can DIY an overflow lid, Your local plastic/acrylic shops should sell scrap acrylic for cheap. I plan to do this myself as a matter a fact :wink:

Here is my DIY overflow and installed so you can get a visual. I will make a lid with holes on top incase my tank overflow, overflows. Not sure but I might thread the lid with some vinyl screws.

Hope it helps.
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john135

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i'm talking about covering the overflow teeth with wiring cause my system is a aio so i don't have pvc pipes once the octopus goes into the overflow it'll be in my back compartments. so i was wondering does anyone have any pics on how they mesh wire their overflow teeth?
 


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i'm talking about covering the overflow teeth with wiring cause my system is a aio so i don't have pvc pipes once the octopus goes into the overflow it'll be in my back compartments. so i was wondering does anyone have any pics on how they mesh wire their overflow teeth?



I posted my overflow because we are in the same boat, we do not want an Octo going passed the overflow teeth.
Egg crate from home depot is an option.
I personally wouldn't feel comfortable with a mesh net.
 

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