SETUP OF 75 GALLON FOR BIMAC

zrider79

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Just want to say hello to all you guys, your awesome, i wish i could buy beer for everyone and hang out and just talk about cephs.You guys have so much love for cephs and i feel the same way. I saw videos of the research lab in tx when in high school and have love cuttles since. I am finding that the breed of cuttle i want is hard to get and also should have a chiller on tank due to i live in pensacola fl. I decided with going with a bimac, i found some only a few months old. I want to best that i can afford for my octo. I have a 75 gallon, not drilled yet for sump. I been pondering filtration options vs keeping octo safe. I kinda ruled out hob protein skimmers thinking this may be dangerous for oct. You guys feel free to make me your project. Im asking for methods and ideas for filtration and safety. For example what would be ideal set up for you if you had a 75 gallon for octo. My budget is not one for a 400.00 skimmer. Also i saw this guy on ebay that has a wet and dry filter with phophate reactor, skimmer, and refug built in one unit. I understand the skimmer isnt probably all that good but maybe in addition to a hob, and switch out bio balls for live rock.
 

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:welcome: to TONMO! As far as buying beers and hanging out, that's what TONMOcons are for! Or mini-TONMOcons...

it's pretty hard to come by bimacs these days, don't be shocked if they turn out to be hummelincki, although if you do find a good bimac source, make sure to keep us informed!
 

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monty;122917 said:
it's pretty hard to come by bimacs these days, don't be shocked if they turn out to be hummelincki, although if you do find a good bimac source, make sure to keep us informed!


Monty, you make it sound like hummelincki is a less than second choice when, in fact, I would suggest they are superior. I have yet to read about a bimac that is any more interactive than Octane, the size is ideal and the hummelincki is a perfect octo for the FL climate (they are native and no chiller required). :sagrin:
 
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I run a HOB skimmer on my tank. Coralife Super Skimmer rated for 130(?) I think. Economic price and I'm very pleased with it. I also use a HOB refugium that has a section for a small remote deep sand bed. Although the octopus plays with the pumps that run them occasionally I haven't had any issues, if that helps you out any.
 

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dwhatley;122926 said:
Monty, you make it sound like hummelincki is a less than second choice when, in fact, I would suggest they are superior. I have yet to read about a bimac that is any more interactive than Octane, the size is ideal and the hummelincki is a perfect octo for the FL climate (they are native and no chiller required). :sagrin:

No judgment implied, it's just that I wanted to know if there was a real bimac source, and also mention that most octos claimed to be bimacs have turned out to be hummelincki. Heck, hummelinckis have less stringent requirements and make fine pets, so this isn't a bad thing. But at the moment, we have a lot of bimac documentation in the articles, and hummelincki and aculeatus are mentioned in passing if at all... someone should volunteer to fix that, hint hint.
 

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well i'm quite well, thanks for asking. :smile:

bimacs are great. i havent kept a hummelincki before, but they have quite a good reputation. where did you find octos that you knew the age of? i'd be interested in that dealer.
 

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Thanks again for all info

i wouldnt mind either species, i do like a more social octo, i have decided to get tank drilled to fit 20 gal tank for sump, my lfs have nothing but that running there system. Seems to be alright, Where's paradox the cuttle master !
 

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zrider79;123177 said:
Where's paradox the cuttle master !

Good question, he was expecting captive bred cuttles at last post and then has been quite silent. I thought about sending him a PM to see if he drown in that great tank of his.
 

zrider79

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another choice you guys and ladies can help me with !

:bugout: which is better in your opinion kent nautilus, reef octopus nw 150, and turboflotor. All around the same amount. but which would be a better quality for my 75 gal w/sump.
 

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