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Blue Ring Octopus Tank

Postby Alexahnder » Tue 17 Jul, 2007 11:23 pm

G'day guys,

Firstly, just would like to mention that yes, I am aware of the risks associated with keeping blue rings. I currently work with this species in a zoological setting, so are well versed in precautions required to be taken in keeping such a species in captivity.

Basically my little tank journal will pretty much bean account of setting up a low cost, low maintenence, yet visually appealing aquarium for a single blue-ring, while hopefully maintaining excellent water quality. Should be abit of a challenge.

I have set aside $100 for this project so it will be interesting to see how things pan out.

For a tank I will be using an acrylic "critter carrier". Though these look tacky, they are relatively escape proof- something definately important when keeping this species. A sump will be constructed out of a large plastic tupperware container, with bio-balls and live rock for filtration, and possibly macro algae for nutrient export. At this stage i'm not planning on using a protein skimmer, however this may change as the tank is set up.

For safety reasons, no live rock will be in the actual display tank, however I will be using artificial rock background inside the tank. Hopefully this should look decent with a little algal cover eventually.

Anyway thats enough for the moment. Stay tuned!

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Postby darkmuncan » Tue 17 Jul, 2007 11:55 pm

:welcome:

Why no Live-Rock for safety reasons?

What are you planning on putting in the tank for the Octopus to shelter in?

Do you have any ideas on size of tank/sump and what pumps/heater/lights you are going to use?

$100 wont go far :nut:

Good luck, I look forward to see what you come up with.

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Postby Alexahnder » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 12:18 am

G'day, thanks for your reply.

As for the no live rock in tank, basically I want to limit the number of possible hidey-holes to a select few spots to limit the risk of any un-expected suprises.

As for shelter/hides, the piece of artificial rock backing should provide enough shelter underneath ledges etc. I'll also put in a couple of shells to give the option for more hiding spots.

As for size of the tank and sump, im looking at having a combined water volume of about 25 litres. Nothing too big, but small enough to be abit of a challenge. Not too sure of specifics of equipment yet.

I'm definately looking forward to trying this out too, could be a total failure, but with abit of luck everything should go to plan. Put a location in my profile too.

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Postby desmogod » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 12:56 am

Hurry up :P
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Postby Thunil » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 2:13 pm

I'm looking forward to following this
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Postby Lexie » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 3:22 pm

you can keep an octopus in 25 litres?!

i guess you learn something new every day... i'm fascinated!
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Postby mellissa » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 5:03 pm

The blue ring octopus is only small.
I am still waiting.
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Postby julian1 » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 5:03 pm

:withyou:
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Postby tom » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 5:25 pm

cant wait to see this pan out
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Postby Joelio » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 6:15 pm

looking forward to seeing it
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Postby Kristie » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 6:19 pm

This sounds really interesting- do you have any photos of the tank you're planning to use, or is it still in the 'design phase'?
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Postby mellissa » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 6:31 pm

Kristie,
in the initial post he said he was going to use a critter keeper. They are those plastic tanks you get from the warehouse or crazy's or if you're from perth, red dot. They usually have bright crazy coloured tops on them.

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Postby Kristie » Wed 18 Jul, 2007 6:41 pm

Yup, I know the ones, I was just having trouble picturing it as a tank- I have the sort of brain that needs pictures to understand things :D
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Postby Squidward » Sat 15 Dec, 2007 8:42 am

Did you die from the octopus ? lol no updates?
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Postby Tuskfish » Sat 15 Dec, 2007 9:15 am

Squidward wrote:Did you die from the octopus ? lol no updates?


:roflmao:
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Postby lux_06 » Sat 15 Dec, 2007 12:36 pm

Squidward wrote:Did you die from the octopus ? lol no updates?
:clap: :roflmao:
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Postby DriftWazz » Fri 11 Jan, 2008 4:57 pm

hmmm..... must have died from trying to touch it......
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Postby billet » Fri 11 Jan, 2008 7:49 pm

Good Octopus *pats* Goooooood Octopus *pat*

STING!

Bad Ocotpus! *dead*
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Postby katmurphie24 » Tue 15 Jan, 2008 9:35 pm

hahaha
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Postby phishoz » Thu 17 Jan, 2008 5:49 pm

You guys are going to feel SO bad if this dude did actually get killed by that little sucker.
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i had 1

Postby molanj » Fri 04 Jul, 2008 6:43 pm

my little occy lasted about 4 months- longer than expected was in with lots of fish, eels ect loved it
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Postby Haydse » Sat 05 Jul, 2008 1:50 pm

where would you even get one of these ?? I couldnt think of anyone sillly enough to collect one ?!?!

Maybe ask these kids ?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLPXpluXnFE :poke:

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Postby Tuskfish » Sun 06 Jul, 2008 2:40 am

Thats unbelievable. :scared:
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Postby i_luv_fish » Sun 06 Jul, 2008 9:01 pm

wow dude thats messed up. i thought that if you touched them you die. or do they have to sting you?

I also thought these things were small, like the size of a 50 cent piece or something.
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Re: Blue Ring Octopus Tank

Postby molanj » Tue 29 May, 2012 3:56 pm

mines body was the size of a 50c piece, amazing creature, caught off the rocks in swansea, just lent a rod down and it grabbed on, and dropped off in bucket,
needless to say i was terrified of even walking past the tank without turning lights on and searching for him
would do it again in a heart beat
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Re: Blue Ring Octopus Tank

Postby King Venom » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 9:25 pm

That have to bite you, but YOU DONT FEEL THE BITE. Where have you gone mage no updates.
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Re: i had 1

Postby reefsecretsaquariums » Wed 24 Oct, 2012 9:46 pm

molanj wrote:my little occy lasted about 4 months- longer than expected was in with lots of fish, eels ect loved it


thats not really long ... they have a life span of 3-4 years .. so 4 months is not that good :roflmao:
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Re: Blue Ring Octopus Tank

Postby King Venom » Tue 20 Nov, 2012 10:59 pm

Wow where did this guy go to.
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Re: Blue Ring Octopus Tank

Postby DanMang » Thu 16 May, 2013 5:44 pm

Hes dead.
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Re: Blue Ring Octopus Tank

Postby pilonstar » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 10:11 pm

:( Rest in peace
The irony: removing all the nutrients, only to add them all back as high priced supplements.
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