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by ejnolen
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Stinky Eco Earth?
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Stinky Eco Earth?

Thanks for the replies everyone! I actually set my tank up yesterday, then posted this question before checking the tank parameters again. After mixing the EE with sand and letting the entire mixture sit in the tank overnight and be exposed to air (no lid, no crabs) all seems normal. I was also deal...
by ejnolen
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Stinky Eco Earth?
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Stinky Eco Earth?

I'm setting up a new tank, and I bought a new block of Eco Earth from Petco to mix with my sand. I've soaked it in a saline solution (dechlor water and instant ocean), but it smells SO STRONG! It has a bold, chemical smell - similar to Miracle Gro potting soil. I've never noticed such a strong smell...
by ejnolen
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Trying to manage substrate moisture... Clueless
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Trying to manage substrate moisture... Clueless

Hey y'all! My tank flooded last month (it was all EE), so this time around I've filled the tank with a 4:2 ratio of sand/EE. Problem is... I have no clue how to tell if it's staying moist enough below the surface! I've got one molter down, so I'm not doing any exploration below about 1 inch right no...
by ejnolen
Fri May 31, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters

<img src="https://photos.app.goo.gl/Twj6aMJ9JiJFwmmV7"> Ok folks... Here's the new setup! We've got about a 4:2 mixture of sand and EE, with a "forest" surface of EE and oak leaves on the left with the fresh water and a sand "beach" and shell shop on the right next to the salt water. I've moved the ...
by ejnolen
Thu May 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters

Both crabbies are alive! Hallelujah! Leah had been down about two weeks, but not yet started her molt. Kenna was finished, but still consuming her exo. I've got them tucked away in a tiny critter carrier, separated and warm by the stove while I clean out the rest of the tank. I can't leave the house...
by ejnolen
Thu May 30, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters

To clarify the deep clean... I had an ant infestation. Had to dig up a molter, toss all substrate, and start over. Otherwise, I only surface clean.

Thanks for the help y'all!
by ejnolen
Wed May 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Eek! Swamped tank/bacterial Bloom and molters

Since you've come to the emergency forum, we know you want a fast answer to your question. In order for us to figure out the problem as quickly as possible, we ask that you answer the following questions as best you can. Some of them may seem odd, but they're all designed to give us the information...
by ejnolen
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crab ID
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Re: Crab ID

Thank you, everyone, for your advice and the warm welcome! I was pretty sure I had EEs, but I'm glad to have it confirmed. Im making some adjustments to the tank this week, to see if I can make my crabbies happier. Feel free to keep the advice coming! I'll post a follow-up pic once improvments are c...
by ejnolen
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crab ID
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Crab ID

Hi All! My daughter acquired two crabs a few weeks ago... Man has THIS been a time of learning (and expense)! :lol: We've created a nice Crabitat, read tons about humidity levels, temps, and food. But I'm still not satisfied with their home. I know the temp must be off, because they've dug a little ...