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ok , i really need tank HELP how does this supply list sound?

nini

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30 gallon tank
pump
skimmer
live sand
clams,shrimp,crabs
a live 5lb fiji rock
filter
please let me know if i left any thing out,or if i should not purchase somthing
thanx
 

Jean

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Not bad, but you'll probably need a 50 gallon tank (octis need much space!)

Check out the equipment list in the ceph care articles....it's jolly good!


J
 
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you may want more than 5 lb the usualy amount of live rock for a tank is 2 pounds per gallon or 1 pound per gallon. octopus dont need toys but they need your atention or they will get bord and make a better efort to get out of your tank
 

Nancy

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Octopuses need both your attention and some toys or objects of interest.

Not all octos show the same interest in toys, and some will keep objects as prized possessions - my bimac did this with the little bottle I gave her. It was a sturdy small glass bottle with a shell and some sand inside, also some water to weigh it down a bit. Insted of playing with it, as I had hoped, she took it right to her den and kept it there. I could peek in and see her sleeping with an arm around the little bottle.

Nancy
 

Jean

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Yes, if you don't provide one they'll make one........actually even if you provide one they'll make one anyway :biggrin2: Dens can be a large shell, a bottle with a wide neck, a plant pot etc etc

J
 

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