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cycling a nano tank for octo bocki

limz_777

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new to saltwater here, i was thinking of using natural seawater to cycle, is it recommended? or should i use premix saltwater.

-using live rocks required lights on 12-11hrs to cured when cycling?

-how frequent water changes do i have to made for a species like octo bocki?

- bare or sand?

-protein skimmer is a must?:confused:
 
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Like I said in your last thread an bokci cannot be kept on a nano tank. Also finding and getting a brocki are very slim. You should do a water change weekly or bio-weekly with a 10 to 20% water change. Its best to use low watt lights for an octopus. using sand is best for an octopus. I use pre-mixed salt. (oceanic and ocean pure saltmix). to spike your tanks cycle I suggest putting a half a pound per gallon of live rock in the tank.
 

cthulhu77

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Be sure to read the "ceph care" sheets written by Nancy and Colin...I think you will find they answer most of your questions.
luck,

greg
 

Mizu

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If you Nano isnt 30Gal + its too small
My Octo seemed to like sand
Protien skimmer is mandatory if you want to keep him healthy.
 

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