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by Brian_T
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Nano tank in crabitat?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Nano tank in crabitat?

I am just starting the planning stage of a 65 gallon and I was thinking about including a small gallon fish task into the build. Not actually a fish tank, one gallon is too small, but more of a planted tank with, maybe, a couple shrimp or snails. I would include netting and/or some kimd of mesh do c...
by Brian_T
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Arrowwood viburnum
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Arrowwood viburnum

Anyone know if viburnum is safe?


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by Brian_T
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Size
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Tank Size

As a side note, you don't want the glass resting directly on a stand's flat surface. The bottom rim of the stand actually keeps the bottom glass raised a hair above the stand/table.

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by Brian_T
Sat May 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Greensand
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Greensand

That's awesome, I didn't realize that, thank you! Darn it, I was just at a garden center a week ago. Guess I'll have to try again this week and see what they have. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk Sorry, I just read a post further down, the espoma brand has other ingredients added, so pr...
by Brian_T
Sat May 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Greensand
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: Greensand

You can try garden centers. It's used as a natural fertilizer and soil conditioner.


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Edited to delete espoma as a possible brand. It has other ingredients.
by Brian_T
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab chasing other crab
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Crab chasing other crab

I doubt it's mating, but anything is possible, this sounds more to me like general aggression. What are you feeding them? Do you offer enough protein? If they lack protein, they will start to go after each other for an easy protein source, so that's why I recommend plenty of plant and animal protei...
by Brian_T
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab chasing other crab
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Crab chasing other crab

I just watched my largest crab chase one of the smaller ones across the crabitat and kind of pin the smaller crab down. Is this aggression or mating behavior maybe? The smaller crabs shell is way too small so I guessing it's not an attempted shell-jacking I decided to give the tank a quick misting w...
by Brian_T
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Springtails
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Springtails

Does anyone have spingtails in the
crabitat? If you used msw for your substrate, will they survive?

I decided my habitat could use so microfauna as a cleanup crew and trying to figure out what will work.

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by Brian_T
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Smallest crab took largest shell.
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Smallest crab took largest shell.

I put in some new shells a few months ago sized as a step up for largest 2 crabs. My largest crabs seem to have nearly outgrown the shells they're in, but seem hesitant to leave the Mexican turbos they are wearing. The larger shells are tapestry turpos as the Mexicans don't come in a larger size. An...
by Brian_T
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Barnacles
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Barnacles

I picked this up off the clearance rack at TJ Max for 30 cents: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180905/2b1e57a3b82eb53d4f14b02ca85b89f9.jpg I suppose it's used as decor for folks with a beach theme. It appears to be in a natural state without any coatings. I'm going to boil the snot out of it in ...
by Brian_T
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Tools of the Trade

I occasionally use a microplane to finely shred root vegetables or similar.



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by Brian_T
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: UTH
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: UTH

The usual advice is to measure the back of your tank that is above the substrate and get a size that fits the closest without going over the tank edges. At least for the bean farm ultratherm, which I recommend. Depending how how warm/cold it gets it can overheat the enclosure. I think at full on it ...
by Brian_T
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Bacterial bloom?
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Bacterial bloom?

I have the same thing in the corner of my take that gets a bit of sun from a window. I've actually seen my crabs sitting in that corner chowing down on the algae.

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by Brian_T
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Is meat necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Is meat necessary?

Well, you are giving crickets, shrimp and worms, so you really are giving meat. I really don't know enough to say that is enough. In addition to those things, I also give my crabs freeze dried, single ingredient cat treats. They come in various fish flavors as well as chicken, chicken liver, beef, ...
by Brian_T
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Is meat necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Is meat necessary?

Well, you are giving crickets, shrimp and worms, so you really are giving meat. I really don't know enough to say that is enough. In addition to those things, I also give my crabs freeze dried, single ingredient cat treats. They come in various fish flavors as well as chicken, chicken liver, beef, d...