Initial tank setup -- shopping for tank and gear

beigeleather

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Hi all,

I'm starting an aquascape tank which may some day hold an octopus. I'm looking for something of an all-in-one package and wondering what you think of the reefer system.

You can see the detail for the inside of the tank on Youtube, but it has:
* 54 gallon capacity
* A sump with prebuilt plumbing, harvey drain
* A top up system
* A surface skimmer (protein skimmer)?

My plan would be:
1) Set up the tank with dry rock, sand, pump, and protein skimmer, and have it run for a month or two
2) Try a brittle star, hermit, or other of the tankmates for some time
3) Either move on to fish or go for an octopus

Thanks all!
 
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timothytyler113

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Do you have a target species?
Your plan seems pretty sound. Just make sure you moniter two things pretty regularly. Salinity and ph. A brittle star might prove well as an indicator species. Make sure you get a good clean up crew. Snails and maybe some peppermint shrimp or banded shrimp. The shrimp aught to do well at evading predation. Snails not so much.
 

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