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Colin

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So when you gonna phone for yours then?

You must nearly be cycled by now are you not?

C
 
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Sooooon, hehehe :lol: (creepy evil laugh)...
My tank has been cycled for a week or two now and I really want to go ahead and get one. I know the three month rule, but I've yet to see any fluctuations in the water quality. I have two mollies and a handfull of ghost shrimp occupying it at the moment. I tried to email Jack at fishsupply to see about availability and shipping costs but I haven't gotten a response so I need to just call them. I figure the bimac will be $30 dollars, but shipping will probably be at least $40, so I'mlooking at $70 plus. So maybe when I get my paycheck at the end of the month. If the water parameters are still good, I think I should be safe.
 

stits

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Ahhhhh, well okay if he turns out ot me bimac hes yours then I guess. He might be he has a bright blue almost neon spot on each side so its it could be. my herimit crab population is going to be zero quickly in the tank its now to the point where if he sees a shell he just grabs anywhere from one to three and drags em upto his cave and spits em out one at a time. :smile:
 

corw314

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When I checked out price for a replacement octo it was $68 for a small bimac and FedEx overnight!

More if you want a Saturday delivery. :smile:

Carol
 
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Carol, thanks for the pricing info, that was about what I was expecting...do they usually have them in stock this time of year???
Stits, I wasn't trying to steal your octo :smile: but if you do decide you really wan't to get read of him... What size is your tank? Were you looking for a pygmy, b/c you said a bimac would be too big. Just wondering.
 

Nancy

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Hi stits (and everyone),

Fifty gallons is a fine size for a bimac! That's about the size of the tank I have for mine. You have a lot of live rock, too.

Most people consider the bimac the best octopus to keep, so if that's what you have, all the the better!

Nancy
 

corw314

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When I checked online, seems they did! And I think Nancy may have just gotten hers from him! You can call him as the site lists a phone number.

Carol :smile:
 

stits

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50 gallons is okay? Not to sound silly or go agianst the voice of reason but a full grown bimac's funnel can be the size of your fist. I've never measured one but I would have to say that from hear to the tip of a tentacle is at least three feet "one meter". I mean the only bimac I have seen for sure was about two years ago and it appeared to be very unhappy "constantly looking to hide moving rocks about ect" in a 40 so they moved it to a 120 they have and it seems to be allot better off. Um, out of curiosity do they grow to the size of there environment?
 

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