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by Plasmoc
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Brand for small amount of sand?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Brand for small amount of sand?

CrabbyLover77 wrote:You can certainly change the ratio if you're worried about weight. The 5:1 ratio is just a guideline. [emoji4]

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by Plasmoc
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Brand for small amount of sand?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Brand for small amount of sand?

Wow I didn’t realize! I was planning to do 2/3ee 1/3 sand because i worry about the weight of the tank.


Is that bad? I saw on another thread that it’s ok go change the ratio... or is that controversial?
by Plasmoc
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat garden?
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Crabitat garden?

Tall as in leggy? If they're leggy I'm figuring out they need more light for "long term" success (not really possible with hungry crabs :lol: ) looked up the requirements for chia and they need full sun, if someone wanted to get technical, but I think most people grow it as a crab snack so take it ...
by Plasmoc
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat garden?
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Crabitat garden?

I have done this and it was really cool while it lasted. It is pretty short lived but they grow tall fast!


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by Plasmoc
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Brand for small amount of sand?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Brand for small amount of sand?

I’ve been using moist eco earth without playsand for years, but my tank just developed our first ever algae bloom so I thought I’d try sand and eco earth mix since I need to replace all the substrate etc. I read the sticky and see Quikrete and Sakrete play sand are recommended, but everything I see ...
by Plasmoc
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Java moss
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Java moss

Thanks so much! I wondered about the organic factor as well. Thank you for your input I’ll check out those Etsy sellers instead.


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by Plasmoc
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Java moss
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Java moss

Hello, I’ve been researching Java moss and it looks like it’s ok for hermit crabs, but I haven’t seen anyone talk about a grid like the attached photo. I found this at Walmart, would it be ok to use in my crabs tank? I’m not sure if about the metal mesh backing... or if it would even survive? It’s m...
by Plasmoc
Sun May 10, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Why Chirping so much?
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Why Chirping so much?

Haha thanks for the laugh [emoji23] I went over all the parameters before posting and all the conditions look good. Maybe a bit scarce on climbing because I had to make room for the wheel. He walks on it for hours and seems to love it. The wheel isn’t new though, he had it for a couple months at lea...
by Plasmoc
Sat May 09, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Why Chirping so much?
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Why Chirping so much?

We’ve had King Crab for several years and I’ve probably heard him chirp 3 times before. He’s been up from molting for about 1.5 weeks and he’s been chirping a ton! At least 10 times over the last week. Do crabs really only chirp when upset? Background: He had 2 small crab tank mates but they both go...
by Plasmoc
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Recommend things to me

That would expand from 10 gallons to30 gallons I think.



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by Plasmoc
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Recommend things to me

I’ve been researching toppers too, but don’t understand he works. How is access gained to feed/tidy up with a glass topper. Eg would it be possible to get a 20 gallon tall and modify that as a topper for my 10 gallon? I see a Zilla vertical tropical terrarium that’s 12” L x 12” W x 18 H. My current ...
by Plasmoc
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Recommend things to me

I was hoping for a 20-40 gallon tank, tall, that’s fit on a 24”x11.75” cabinet that had a swing door so accessible from the front. Quite a tall order I know. I can get a bigger cabinet, but it can’t be much bigger as this fits in a nook between a window and a column. It’s the only area in my place t...
by Plasmoc
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Recommend things to me

Thank you for letting me know I didn’t realize silicone would have to air out for a few days, I thought just one day! I would do the silicone before adding the substrate & decor & crabs to the tank, but it’s good to know it’d need to air out for that long. I’m having trouble finding a tall tank that...
by Plasmoc
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Recommend things to me

Oh, and there are big pet stores where I am but I’m so allergic to cats & dogs that I try to avoid them when possible lol


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by Plasmoc
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Recommend things to me
Replies: 14
Views: 704

Re: Recommend things to me

Wow I never thought of that I might need to try silicone in the new setup. I had a large corner caddy with 4 big suction cups and it’s help up great for I think 6 months but it’s just started slipping downward so I had to remove it. You can see a bit of it in this photo where my guy tried to escape ...