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New tank for Bimac

RCLasley

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Hi guys❤️

Just wanted to start a thread on my Octopus journey!

70 gallon tall drilled aquarium with a built in overflow and a 20 gallon sump!

We have about 25lbs of established live rock and 50lbs of dry rock we added. There is approximately 50 lbs of live aragonite sand as well. We glued and epoxied the dry rock together (using reef safe products) letting it sit for 24 hours before starting the tank to make sure we had a nice strong bond. Happy to say it was stuck together insanely firm! Then placed our established rock in ways if it was moved it wouldn’t hurt the octo or the tank.

We have a protein skimmer to accommodate the heavy bio load and will have a refugium to go along with it. Our power head will be covered before we order the octo to prevent any curious arms from getting tangled up. We will be getting our chiller this weekend.

My LED lighting will be here in a few more days.

Suggestions for octo-proof lids are welcomed. We have a hood to go over the top of the aquarium to hide anything along with the standard glass lid it came with.

I was thinking adding some sort of filter mesh/netting or something to cover the over flow box. With Bimacs larger size do I need to find something cover the slats drilled into overflow box? They are small but I’ve never seen an octopus beak in real life to have a size idea.

If there is anything I need to do in addition to what I have done please educate me! Thanks guys❤️

*The pictures were taken right after moving some of the rocks so if it appears a little cloudy that is why*
 

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Tomh

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I have kept chocolate chip starfish and snails with Bimacs! Snails may get eaten but it’s not a favorite as far as I’ve seen and they are cheap! . I have never tried Urchins? Thanks
 

RCLasley

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I have kept chocolate chip starfish and snails with Bimacs! Snails may get eaten but it’s not a favorite as far as I’ve seen and they are cheap! . I have never tried Urchins? Thanks
My only concern is trying to find what species do well in colder water!
 

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