Looks like I'll be ordering a bimac from FFE I researched past posts but I'm still a touch confusd on the correct temp. 76-79? And did I understand correctly that the higher the temp the faster they grow the quicker they die?
The temp rang of 76-79 is on the higher end of acceptable, But never the less, Will be just fine. They actually prefer water tempatures around 65. I kept my octo at 79-80, But now that I have bought a house with a basement I am able to keep my temp at 70
Actually lower 70s is ideal (70-74) if your keeping your tank near 80, that's a little to warm(the oct will grow faster and eat more). I think 65 would be good but you'll have to buy a chiller.($$$$$$)
I keep my tank around 73, my octo seems to be unhappy at anything warmer.
There is a lot of info in the past posts about setting up an octo tank, just do a search under Cephalopods for temp.