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AW2EOD

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Well, it's been months and months since I've visited this site. It's good to be back, reading up on all the missed posts.

I finally got my octo...well, ordered it, I should say. He'll be here Sat. and he's aquacultered Bimac. He should be 3/4" - 1.5", so they say, so his first new home is going to be my empty, 12 gal. JBJ Nano Cube. It's been home to a reef, before that was transfered to a 25gal. It's been running, with hermits and live rock for a few months, with regular maintenance being done.

I was worried about the false wall, and him climbing over it, so I made a small mod, to keep that from happening. I used poly filters and folded it in half. Then, I drilled the false wall and secured the filter pad, to the top of the wall, with zipties.

When he outgrows the Nano, he'll be moved to a 40gal. cube and then onto a 75gal.

Here's a few pics, of his set up. I still have a few things to do, before his arrival...another water change, hook up a small chiller and devise a way that I can lock the top, without having to use tape...





 

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Looks to be efficient...plenty of hiding spaces, etc. Can hardly wait to see some pics of the little guy !

greg
 

Nancy

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Welcome back!

Be sure to let us know when the little bimac arrives - as soon as you have a name for him, I'll add him to the List of Our Octopuses at the top of the Journals and Photos forum.

And yes, we're looking forward to pics!

Nancy
 

AW2EOD

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Oh, trust me...you guys will get LOTS of pics. hahah

Between the other 5 tanks, that I have...I have aprox. 2000 pics, on my computer of all my fish. I'm already trying to think of a name for him. He's arriving tomorrow.

And, thanks for the warm welcome back. :wink:
 

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Looking forward to seeing the newest member of your family!
 

AW2EOD

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Well, he arrived today. :smile:

He's acclimating now...figured I'll give him about an hour or so, before he goes in the tank. He came in beautifully, didnt ink in the bag or anything. He was shipped to my buddy, James, house cause that's where the order was going to.

I couldnt resist taking a few shots, already...





 

AW2EOD

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Jean said:
vey cute octo! love the beer bottle cap for scale!!

J


hahaha...thank you. I tried to find a quarter, but the beer cap was laying right there. You cant work on your tanks without a beer in hand. haha

Here's the only good shot of him, after I put him in the tank. He explored the tank, for a while (he was very active), wrestled around with a hermit crab, gave up and then he then shot off, directly for the PVC pipe and he's been hiding ever since. I've checked on him, a few times, with a flashlight, to make sure he's ok. Every time I shine the light on him, he turns from yellow to black and get's very defensive. How long do you guys think he'll hide before he comes out?

 

erich orser

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Wow, he's just great. I especially love the first one where his eyes appear to be above water, gator-style. Dr. Gilly's cuttlefish was doing that in Monterey last month. I love that.
 

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