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by wodesorel
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: How do you prep a used tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: How do you prep a used tank?

I strongly recommend a straight razor blade for cleaning glass. Scrubbing dirty fishtanks can scratch the glass if there is any sand, gravel or mineral debris. I've ruined a few good tanks this way! A razor blade will cleanly remove anything that can be removed. If the glass is still hazy after then...
by wodesorel
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Are these LED strip lights safe for hermit crabs?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Are these LED strip lights safe for hermit crabs?

I'm using a waterpoof version of them. I would not recommend having them inside the tank where the crabs can reach them, but the light isn't harmful.
by wodesorel
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Sluggish During Winter
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Sluggish During Winter

Small temperature dips and length of daylight can certainly affect them, I've noticed the same thing with mine for the past 11.5 years. In the dead of winter they pretty much just stop eating for a bit. Come spring and lengthening days they go back into full gear again. They do have seasons where th...
by wodesorel
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?

You should read through our guides for help. They are excellent heating devices, and very safe. I used to be a lamp user, but the cost for replacement bulbs racks up fast, and heat lamps have a higher fire and burn risk. UTH are set and forget.
by wodesorel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Best heating device for 20 gallon long tank?

I get 25 degrees out of my side mounted UTHs.
by wodesorel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Are they fighting or?
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Are they fighting or?

Yeah, they only need a dip to rinse them off. Anything else is just stressful and unnecessary.
by wodesorel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Spring water
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Spring water

Good read. Thought I’d chime in and mention that my cousin used to work for the city, something with water (don’t know his title)...and he said “if you knew what was in your tap water you’d never drink it again”. I didn’t ask any specific questions, but I don’t drink tap water anymore, lol. Sent fr...
by wodesorel
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Moldy Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Moldy Moss

I've found it needs good airflow to keep from molding. I also let mine dry out and then rewet it so it doesn't say wet at all times. The crabs don't care. Eventually the mold will run it's course, or having springtails will keep it away completely.
by wodesorel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Spring water
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Spring water

I took a water class in college a few years back (for a natural resources degree). I have been paranoid ever since taking Environmental Geology 101. The professor was responsible for maping well contamination for a university project. Something about one of the popular pizza places serving coliform...
by wodesorel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Should I return my crab to the beach where I found him?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Should I return my crab to the beach where I found him?

Yep, you rescued an abandoned pet for sure. The furthest north you’ll see a land hermit crab is the Florida Keys. There are no US range maps and no published studies, but historical data shows anything coastal South of Tampa could possibly be native for them. Probably unlikely with how much develop...
by wodesorel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Am I insane? [DIY Cage Build]
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Am I insane? [DIY Cage Build]

The only thing that would concern me is the weight involved, pushing on the seams. Crab tanks are just like building a DIY fishtank in terms of how the pressure is distributed. Reptile tanks never have to worry about that kind of thing, unless it's a specialy paludarium for like water dragons. You m...
by wodesorel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Are they fighting or?
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Are they fighting or?

Yeah, it's a territorial thing because they feel each other are invaders. Best thing to do is dip them all in the freshwater pool - it makes them all smell the same and usually that is enough to settle them all down again.
by wodesorel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Best calcium sand brand + broken small claw
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Best calcium sand brand + broken small claw

HermitofHermitCrabs wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:21 pm
In my opinion calcium sand is a waste of time and money. There’s naturally occurring nutrients in regular play sand and then I feed mine crushed oyster shells for calcium.
Pure playsand should be near 100% silica, so there are no nutrients in it. It's inert.
by wodesorel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: heating help
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: heating help

Any gauge can be wrong out of the package, so it's important to double check and calibrate it. It's supee easy! And then you have peace of mind that you're getting proper info.
by wodesorel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Spring water
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Spring water

There is no label control on bottled water, so you are more likely to get bottled tap than something straight out of a natural spring.