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by hermitcrabdc
Sun May 17, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)

Woo! It's finished! I'm in love with it! So green! The crabs seem to like it, they've been exploring everything since they moved in. Lots and lots of zip ties to make everything as stable as possible. My dudes are huge and knock anything over than is loose! There's a lot of plants and wood zip tied ...
by hermitcrabdc
Fri May 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)

avocadocrabbies wrote:Looks so good! I probably missed it in one of the earlier posts, but where are your crabs during this transition?
Yeah, so they're still in their old tote that I built several years ago.

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by hermitcrabdc
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)

It's been a while since I got much work done, it's been harder to get materials than I thought it would be. But I got out to the craft store today to get canvas. I bought the water dishes the other night and and finished the liners today. I hate cleaning water dishes, so I made the liner to make it ...
by hermitcrabdc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)

Came up with a plan! I found a plastic tote lid that is almost exactly the right width. I cut it to the right length and I'll cut out a section of it to give access to the topper. AND if anyone is wondering, a 20g long tank lid is the same width as a 55g, so that's what I'll use for the other part o...
by hermitcrabdc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)

It's been a couple days of slow progress, so here's an update from the last 3 days: -I sealed the cracks in the plastic with flex seal to strengthen the tank's structure (I only sealed parts on the outside that are not accessible to the crabs, I dont want them eating flex seal!) -The treehouse is co...
by hermitcrabdc
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)

I just finished sanding/cutting away the jagged edges of the top rim. I used an electric sander and it would have taken hours to get it to where I wanted it. I opted to use a box cutter and slowly cut away the large pieces. It probably wasn't worth it, but I'm happy with the results :) I also starte...
by hermitcrabdc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)

More pictures to come as things get going! So stoked for this!

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by hermitcrabdc
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55g tank build (5 years in the making!)
Replies: 17
Views: 975

55g tank build (5 years in the making!)

I had no idea it'd been 5 years since the crabbies moved into the 32g tote. I wasn't planning on upgrading until I moved out. BUT, my ACFs got an upgrade and I felt like the crabbies were being left out. Somehow my parents were open to the idea of a massive tank being installed, and therefore, for t...
by hermitcrabdc
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Jelly legs?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Jelly legs?

Are you referring to the upper section of the leg? It looks normal to me. A freshly molted crab will have a pink tint. It doesn't look like that to me. It's pretty common for paler colored crabs to have that coloring toward their body. I wouldn't worry too much. They usually know when it's safe for ...
by hermitcrabdc
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My clan
Replies: 6
Views: 426

My clan

It's been ages since I've posted over here! I can't even remember if I posted any pics of the 3 adoptees I got this summer. I finally named them and can identify them (for now, it's all based on their shells atm, so we'll see how it goes lol) All 4 are huge! I miss having little teeny crabs! But the...
by hermitcrabdc
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Any experienced African Clawed Frog owners?
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Any experienced African Clawed Frog owners?

Anyone owned one? I have one that needs a tank upgrade and I have about a million and one questions, and the frog forum isn't helping me out...
I'm desperate for any help to say the least.
by hermitcrabdc
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Shell locked
Replies: 14
Views: 1512

Re: Shell locked

Hermit crabs are generally very weird, and this could be his "normal" lol. I can't see an issue unless he stops moving and doesn't eat. Otherwise I agree with SG and if I were you I would focus on getting some more shells and a larger tank :)
by hermitcrabdc
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Shell locked
Replies: 14
Views: 1512

Re: Shell locked

Is Bob eating? Or is has been holding the shell for several days?
by hermitcrabdc
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Shell locked
Replies: 14
Views: 1512

Re: Shell locked

Hi there! First off, I'd like to suggest a larger aquarium. A tank that size with 5 crabs is very overcrowded. This can cause aggression and molting difficulties. You should also think about getting some more shells. 6 isn't that many, especially with 5 crabs. What kind of shells are you offering? T...
by hermitcrabdc
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oreo snacking on a walnut!
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Oreo snacking on a walnut!

When I had Es they loved walnuts! I'd find walnuts everywhere.
He's adorable! Thanks for sharing.