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Steve O'Shea

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You should be able to see squid tomorrow; they're doing fine. Have been running around like a mad man today and didn't get a chance to sort out the tank.
 

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Well, we've had a full-on day and had to empty the tank and install new fittings, sump, banjo filters, chiller unit, air pumps ... and .... shudder .... against my better judgement for recently hatched squid ... a protein skimmer, all in the sump, and now use the powerhead to pump water from the sump to the main tank (this recirculating system makes me rather nervous; read a number of the 'sump' threads on 'Tank setup and maintenance'; Col, Nancy, you two do a marvelous job!!)). Unfortunately you cannot see any of this 'behind the scenes' stuff, and to me it's the most interesting part.

I've still separated the larvae from the main tank, even though it is now suitable for them, but will add them tomorrow, once water quality/clarity improves, and maybe even remove the clump of eggs (and keep this separate; you need two totally different tank/water flow environments for the two; they cannot be kept together in such a small system). So, if you tune in tomorrow you should see live squid - there should be ~ 100 in there (but remember, the paralarvae are small - it will still be ~ 20 days away before you can track them or observe them properly); they'll probably be hanging around the surface.

Touch wood all goes to plan.
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Hmmmmm; ok - go away & post (coz I've not seen the prep disarray pics myself); tank is nice & cleaned up now; any hour I'll get the squid in there.
 

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Steve,
what photoperiod are the eggs getting? When i check in it must be your night but the eggs are always lit...
 

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Matt, you're not a General Post Office! You're a Giant Pacific Octopus.

The software is set up to give you a designation depending on the number of posts you've contributed. (Except that moderators and supporters don't have any such designation.)

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