- May 30, 2006
Firstly I would like introduce myself! I am Keith aka Softmick from Oldham, just outside Manchester in the sunny UK!!
I have previously kept octopuses in the past and after a couple of years have decided to go back into keeping them.
I currently have a 100 gallon (US) tank with a 50 gallon (US) overtank sump with a wet dry filter, miracle mud and mangroves.
Additional filtration is:
2 x 1500 lph external filters
1 x 400 lph external filter running rowaphos
2 x internal power filters
2 x internal powerheads
1 x airstone in sump? return (i use a "?" as is sump the correct word for an overtank setup?)
1 x 8w Pond UV (Chose pond for the highly LPH rating)
All internal power head and filters have mesh guards to stop inquisitive tentacles and all inlets and returns are housed in a corner wier setup with small slots to allow throughflow and to stop octoloss.
All other areas of the tank are securely sealed with glass lids which can be securely locked into place. The last octopus I had (O. Vulgaris), in my opinion had attention defecit disorder and would get a tentacle through any available gap and literally wave to get my attention!
Current (and stable for as long as i have been recording them) Paramaters:
Nitrate, Nitrate and Ammonia: 0
The tank has plenty of live rock and PVC pipe hidy holes and I have many jars and playthings on standby for when the little guy arrives.
I have ordered and am anicipating delivery of a Bimac next friday and would appreciate any advice or comments on any ways I could benefit my new arrival.
Sorry its longwinded but wanted to be as detailed as possible!
Thanks in advance and hope to speak to you all soon!