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THISISANAME

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:read:Ok so I'm sure you all have heard this question before but here I go.......So I have an empty 40 gallon tank. I wanna know what is the best small beginner octo that is not nocturnal? I know I have alot more research to do, looks like I came to the rigt place! GO!!
 
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Might want to start yourself on reading the articles from the Articles Page (links above), keeping a octopus is a high risk, high cost and a extremely high maintenance hobby.

Octopus basics, you'll need to know what you're keeping:
http://www.tonmo.com/articles/basicoctopus.php

Keepings cephs in Captivity:
http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/keepingcephs/keepingcephs.php

Checklist of things you'll need to know and what you'll need:
http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/keepingcephs/keepingcephs.php

Equipment List:
http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/equipment.php
 

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:welcome: THISISANAME

Can't add much to what's been suggested except to say if you do decide to get a bigger tank (or indeed use your 40 for a dwarf) you must be absolutely sure that there has NEVER been copper in the tank, it is fatal to cephs an impodssible to get rid of!

J
 
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Jean;107047 said:
:welcome: THISISANAME

Can't add much to what's been suggested except to say if you do decide to get a bigger tank (or indeed use your 40 for a dwarf) you must be absolutely sure that there has NEVER been copper in the tank, it is fatal to cephs an impodssible to get rid of!

J

Is there a way to test for copper in a tank?? I have a 40 gallon as well that I managed to get for free and was thinking about starting a cuttlefish tank, not anytime soon, I know I would have to cycle it and everything first, and I want to do a little more research :read:, but maybe by the summer when I have a little more time.
 

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You can either bring in a sample of water to your lfs and they'll test it for you or you can also buy a copper test.

ryan
 

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AquaForce;107089 said:
you can test it if you fill it with water..... OR as an extra precaution you could start by re-sealing it with fresh silicone :smile:

You'd have to be sure you got EVERY scrap of old silicon out! Copper is pernicious stuff and will seep out of the smallest piece!

J
 
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