How do you keep him in the tank?

rdefino

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I'm looking at doing a setup maybe 55gal to 75. What is the best way to keep him in the tank? What are the tricks?
 


corw314

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Good old Duck Tape!!! Miracle item!!! Used for many many things! I have used it on my octopus tanks for years with no ill effects and never an escapee!
 

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Yes, quite a few of us use duct tape. It doesn't hold underwater and if you're using it in really damp conditions, better check it frequently. I keep a role of black duct tape beside the tank so it can be changed out easily. Also, when I had my bimac, I kept a heavy brick on the tank cover as well.

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Bricks are good!....There are many and varied ways to try (yes I said try) to keep an octi in the tank......duct tape, bricks, wet silicon, astroturf etc etc, but I think the best is a combination of bricks, duct tape and eternal vigilance!


J
 


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Well, you should cover your tank with a lid, seal all possible escape routes and weigh the lid down with the above mentioned stuff.
 

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ddarko66 said:
At what size did your octos start trying to escape?


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Ohhhh quite big really....y'know as soon as they get out of the egg!!!!

Seriously we've had'em escape at about 2-3 cm mantle length!

J
 

ddarko66

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My little guy shows no interest in escaping. I have never seen him above the top half of the tank. I have live rock stacked bottom to top in the tank so maybe there are enough places to explore. I have artificial turf around the sides of the canopy and leave the top open on the tank. As my guy grows larger I am sure I will have to take further steps to keep him in..


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I am currently working on my tank top and making it octo proof.

I'll let you know how i get on and post some pics.

Perspex, perspex, perspex

i also wanna make some open bit on the top to enhance my gas exchange ( water only few mm off top of tank glass screen and minimal ventilation to sump) so tryin to avoid many difficulties in a major swoop!!!

also my inflow drops through this screen.......hhhhmmmm

thats complete jibberish what ive just wrote but am workin on it!!!!!
 

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