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by aussieJJDude
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: What to do about lonely crab?
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: What to do about lonely crab?

He is fine. We've had some HCA members in the past report their crabs communicating with eachother, even when all were underground and moulting, they were hearing them chirp and squeak away! Even then, the crabs really dont seem to mind. For me, my craba act the same when 'solo' compared to when the...
by aussieJJDude
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Temperature high’s and lows
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Temperature high’s and lows

The link may of been in my build: https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ehermitcrabassociation%2Ecom%2FphpBB%2Fviewtopic%2Ephp%3Ft%3D118490&share_tid=118490&share_fid=28566&share_type=t&link_source=app But the controller is Microclimate B1 HT magic eye . Basically the HT model...
by aussieJJDude
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Strange behaviour

Renroc wrote:Haircut done. I'm no stylist though so I hope it doesn't mind [emoji38] . :-)
Haha, thankfully they dont have eyes, so we're the unfortunate ones that see!

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by aussieJJDude
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Water pools/pump
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Water pools/pump

I find my crabs to appreciate running water, while I kmow otjer crabbers find their crabs like the water tp be still. Be interesting to see what you find, but generally they do like watrr movement

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by aussieJJDude
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Strange behaviour

Id give the hairgrass a good trim, nearly down to the roots (like a couple of cm above the substrate) as its just dying. Once brownz leaves dont grow back green. Giving a good lop can also promote new growth. The java underneath the surface looks like its doing well, hopefully it continues to do wel...
by aussieJJDude
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crab owner
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: New crab owner

Hi I'm new to the group as of yesterday , my name is Mary. Have my 3 crabbies for about 3 months. 1 large named Pedro, 2 smaller their names are TweedleDee and TweedleDoo. I love them so much! Just trying to keep them warm , what is the best lighting and humidifier for them? I saw moss helps too. W...
by aussieJJDude
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Need help keeping my tank warm!
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Need help keeping my tank warm!

I am using some kind of foam board sheathing I think. It has a shinny reflective side that I faced to the outside. Should it be facing into the tank or does it matter? I’ve tried to find answers but guess I’m not looking in the right place. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'd reccomend shiney si...
by aussieJJDude
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Strange behaviour
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Strange behaviour

Renroc wrote: Thanks for the compliment. This is only a plastic vine. Nothing live in my tank other than plants in my fresh water pool.
Speaking of plants in FW pool, how are they travelling?

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Need help keeping my tank warm!
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Need help keeping my tank warm!

What brand of pad are you using? Some brands are known to be a little subpar when it comes to heating so changing it to a more robust brand could fix your issues. Also depends on how cold the room gets. A UTH will only increase the temperature in the tank over the ambient temperature of the room. Do...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: im a my wits end with trying to add a 3rd crab
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: im a my wits end with trying to add a 3rd crab

Sorry you haven't had good success, it is possible that the shipping process and being in subpar conditions for a long duration does take a toll on the little ones coming in from the store. This is all bundled up to be PPS (post purchase syndrome) which I chalk down to being unable to repair the dam...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat Scaping
Replies: 28
Views: 670

Re: Crabitat Scaping

Normally, blooms in our substrate occur due to oversaturation of the substrate, which decreases oxygen content in the sub, making it a breeding ground for anaerobic bactetia to multiply. The charcoal will help things smell nice, but I dont think its going to do much for blooms. My understanding of c...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat Scaping
Replies: 28
Views: 670

Re: Crabitat Scaping

curlysister wrote:I am not even going to look at the links that AussieJJ posted - I would have way too much crabitat envy!!
Oh, yes. Its some serious crabitat envy. I should have put a disclaimer!

A lot of those crabbers seriously went above an beyond for their crabbos!

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by aussieJJDude
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crabitat Scaping
Replies: 28
Views: 670

Re: Crabitat Scaping

Looks good to me! ^_^ One that really kick started my tank was curious_kitty: https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=74449&start=195 That tank (if you can call it that) is an absolute masterpiece, and if I could, would have something just like that in a heartbeat! And this ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Can you put real plants in the habitat?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Can you put real plants in the habitat?

Keep in mind, any plant you put in there - its likely to be destroyed/eaten. I thought I had a good track record with my hoya, but recently came back from my holiday to find it eaten to a stump. :( some of the plants I have, that I thought my crabs will destroy (broms) are still kicking for now. In ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fleabags January Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 296

Re: Fleabags January Adventure

Amazing. Haha, he's one well travelled kitty!

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