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ULTRA BUDGET OCTOPUS REEF TANK?

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Yeah so i sorta want another pico tank as my last one was converted into a large tank

Buttttt my only pico tank is now storing a juvinile day octopus or octopus Cyanea

It is eating freshwater shrimp, alive or recently terminated. So far the tank have a few rock for the octopus to hide in. And yeah thats pretty much it. And my father asked my if i can "bueutify" the tank, so i wonder what i can put into that already small tank. And the tank size is (PLEASE DONT HATE ME ITS A REALLY SMALL OCTO PLEASE DONT HATE ME) 1 gallon.... with no light. The filtration is a conventional pump the water into a sponge and let it flow out. And yeah. So far the octopus is okay, and the waste is okay so i have a few idea about what to put in it. 1. Tube worm 2. Sponges 3.macroalgae 4.nassarius snails or turbo 5. Your suggestion. So how? Any advice is welcome even crictisicim is welcomed.

 

Ps my spelling is not okay so apologies if my spelling is somewhat wrong.

Ps i cant put any picture as i have this cruse.... check out my post death photo

Ps the salinity of the tank is 1.026-1.028

Ps i have no test kit as im broke from buying the scorpion fish rhinopia i think......

Ps im average in saltwater fishes and inverts, not in corals tou. Still noob.

 

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Wow I wanna see! I honestly think it will crash sooner or later, but you should use carbon or purigen for chemical filtration, especially useful for small tanks.

For pico tank, that level of feeding (shrimps) is too much. You should consider keeping corals instead (since you've never kept corals before). You can easily keep corals like discosoma, zoas, toadstool leather because their nutrient output is very low. You don't have to feed them and they don't require any dosing.

If you wanna keep the octopus, maybe a nano might work. 1 gallon is simply not doable for the long term because you lack space for good flow and nutrient export i.e. a good sized macro algae colony/protein skimmer. :) 

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You already know it yourself.  1 gallon is way way too small for an octopus, and that is an understatement.

Not meaning to be rude or anything, but don't even think about adding anything into the tank.  You will only be crowding out the limited space, reducing the water volume and sending the nutrients way up higher than what I suspect is already very high  That it is surviving, doesn't mean it is not suffering.

Please do yourself and the poor octopus a favour, and get a bigger tank for it.

You will feel more at ease and so will the octopus.

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You already know it yourself.  1 gallon is way way too small for an octopus, and that is an understatement.
Not meaning to be rude or anything, but don't even think about adding anything into the tank.  You will only be crowding out the limited space, reducing the water volume and sending the nutrients way up higher than what I suspect is already very high  That it is surviving, doesn't mean it is not suffering.
Please do yourself and the poor octopus a favour, and get a bigger tank for it.
You will feel more at ease and so will the octopus.
Yeah im planning to give it a 20 gallon about next month or in a few weeks. And yes i will buy a skimmer maybe not those 200 dollar skimmer but yeah i will get both. Thanks for reply!

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And the octopus is like 5 cm unstrected and it mainly hide in the rock work so i have to get it out of there just to feed it, i took the food itself so it likes it but not actively looking for it. Oh and it really can hide so well like a 2 cm crack in the rock? No problem, because its eyes is 0.7mm so it can basically go into anything and anything.

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