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by BettaCrew
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat lid/lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Crabitat lid/lighting

The tank is against an outside wall. Unfortunately that's the only available wall that fit the tank.

I'm about to watch that crab con thing. So excited! I totally wish i could go to those things.

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by BettaCrew
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat lid/lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Crabitat lid/lighting

Yay! Right now I'm removing crunchy substrate from my top layer of substrate (weird sensation when shoveling with my itty bitty crab shovel). I'll take a look after that. https://www.reptilebasics.com/ultratherm-heat-pads/ultratherm-undertank-heater-uth-11-x47/ or 11x35. I like this because it's rem...
by BettaCrew
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat lid/lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Crabitat lid/lighting

Hmmm, I though the same about light needs but then I've since found other information that states UVB is needed for all crabs as well as a red light at night. Im trying to not break the bank but also want to do right by them. I'm considering a UTH for the back of the tank at least with a thermostat....
by BettaCrew
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat lid/lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Crabitat lid/lighting

I definitely can't beef up sides with wood or styrofoam... it sits beside my dining table and I like pretty. lol

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by BettaCrew
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat lid/lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Crabitat lid/lighting

I have one center brace that would allow me to use two pieces of plexiglass. Would it bow as much then? In theory, the sides of the ballasts (long boxes on top of the tank in the pic) would sit on the plexiglass with the light being maybe 1in from the plexiglass. That's why I'm concerned about bowin...
by BettaCrew
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat lid/lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Crabitat lid/lighting

I am trying to redo my crabitat lid.  I have 4 ballasts that came with the tank (purchased through offer up) as well as the stock lid.  I thought of doing plexiglass in 2 rectangles and cutting a hole that allowed 2 of the ballasts to sit on top of so that nothing was between the ballasts and the cr...
by BettaCrew
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jumping Ship
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Jumping Ship

I have to find batteries for my temperature gauge. A task for tomorrow. It may not be at 80 right now. I've tried raw chicken in the past but they didn't seem to really care for it so I gave up on that. They did have some oyster shell pieces until yesterday. I've thought about a cuttle bone. I have ...
by BettaCrew
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jumping Ship
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Jumping Ship

My temperature/humidity gadget died too...ugh.

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by BettaCrew
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jumping Ship
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Jumping Ship

Maybe there's another that's dead somewhere and it's causing infection or bloom? I've never experienced a bloom.

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by BettaCrew
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jumping Ship
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Jumping Ship

I forgot to add that the person I adopted the newest hermit crab from told me that she had only had him for 2 or 3 weeks. She said that she had purchased him from a mall.

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by BettaCrew
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jumping Ship
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Jumping Ship

1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? Play sand/coco coir 3:1 ratio moistened with Instant Ocean saltwater mix. 2. Do you have gauges in the tank to measure temperature and humidity? If so, where are they located and what temperature and humidity do they usually read? Up...
by BettaCrew
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jumping Ship
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Jumping Ship

I totally forgot we had one of those! Sorry! I wrote really quick so I could start to get help quickly.

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by BettaCrew
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Jumping Ship
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Jumping Ship

I just had a second hermit crab (deceased and realized due to smell when I opened the tank) drop its shell and die beside it. I don't understand what's happening. I've had this tank sweety up for one year andno issues ever... not even smell. I'm working on things around the house right now so I can ...
by BettaCrew
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Stole the green sand
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: Stole the green sand

I have a worm compost bin. How do I use the end product without introducing extra fauna? I don't have castings ready to go in yet but I should in the next month or two.
by BettaCrew
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabbing Smells: Is there anything I can do?
Replies: 25
Views: 1891

Re: Crabbing Smells: Is there anything I can do?

Excellent! I have a basil plant ready to go to work. Thank you again!