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Octopus tank

simple

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I decided to post what my setup is for my soon to be octopus. Please give me any suggestions to make it better.

-110 gal. glass tank
-100 lbs of live rock
-20 gal. sump with wet/dry trickle filter and sponge
-10 gallon refugium with mangroves and chaeto
-Cascade canister filter w/ activated carbon
-ASM skimmer for up to 200 gal.

That sounds like most of the stuff..
Is this good? should i add anything? Take away anything?
Thanks
 

simple

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yea im having trouble with that, i have window screen and all but i wanna make it in a way that it keeps the octo inside but if i want to take the top off its not hard
 
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I tried velcro, but that didn't really work. Next time I am ready for an octopus, I am going to get a couple bricks to put on the lid so it is hard to open but I can move them when I want in.
 

simple

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i was thinking i could make frame to connect the window screen to and then i could have latches that secure it down. That way i could un-latch it and take the screen out, and then just latch it back in.
 

Nancy

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You'll need more than bricks. I used duct tape all around the cover and then put a heavy brick on top.

Nancy
 

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