no i apreciate it
my lfs gave me a dwarf that was shipped to them
so i am running a seperate 28 gal
while he is in my 75 gal in a critter cage
but it was very thick but i didnt think of that i had a turkey baster right thare too
do you think it will affect anything?
No, I don't think you will have any lasting problems, it is not poisonous. Do look at your corals to see if any had settled there and just blow it off gently with the baster if you suspect any but I have only seen the mucusy kind with the hummelincki. The mercs ink tends to "dissolve" and not stick but I have seen both kinds with hummelincki (very little with the mercs, in spite of having three generations) so I thought I would mention to look for any residual to ensure it does not suffocate your corals.
I would not exceed a 30 gallon display (you may wish to keep two in one that size) or you will still have the problem associated with the 75 (big aqauarium, small, shy octo). Any sized sump would add benefit and not contribute to the lost octo syndrome. My most interactive were in a 15 with combined skimmer/overflow filter (Skilter) and heavy (5 gallon) weekly water changes. With the heavy maintenance, I was able to keep two in the small tank without water issues (but you can't skip a week and the rock should be very well cured, mine has been in that tank over 3 years). I know it may be tempting after not being able to find your first one, but don't minimize the live rock in order to be able to locate him/her more easily.