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by VenturaHermit
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?

No problem! I’m loving the deep dive into crabitats! I’ve got my 75 gallon all assembled and I have 4 crabs absolutely loving it. They’re more active than they’ve ever been. Now I’m running two tanks while I wait for the others to come up so they can join all the fun. But so far, they’re staying put!
by VenturaHermit
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?

Oh cheers, you guys! I would not have thought of that.
That’s such a great tip!
by VenturaHermit
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?

Oh that’s interesting. Do you mean instead of having one piece of egg crate spanning the entire length of the tank, you have two separate sections on the back and then attach them together?
by VenturaHermit
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?
Replies: 16
Views: 979

75 gallon Upgrade! How do I start?

Hi guys, I’m so excited! Just got a 75 gallon tank to upgrade from 40 gallon. I’ve wiped it down with vinegar. Where do I begin? Any input is appreciated. I followed many builds here when I did the 40 gallon, but the 75 gallon is intimidating. I want to have the shell shop across the second story of...
by VenturaHermit
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hermit Crab Vivarium w/ live plants, 101 gallons
Replies: 19
Views: 2033

Re: Hermit Crab Vivarium w/ live plants, 101 gallons

This is outstanding! I love it!
I’m picking up a 75 gallon tank today (upgrading from 40 gallon breeder)! And your tank is my new inspiration.
Do you have any tutorials of the total build? Or pictures of the full tank with the lighting and the humidifier on top?
by VenturaHermit
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 120 gallon Too much?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: 120 gallon Too much?

You guys are so inspiring! I’m going to keep my eye out for a new tank and go bigger!
by VenturaHermit
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 120 gallon Too much?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: 120 gallon Too much?

Oh that’s so interesting! I never would have guess a larger tank would actually be easier to manage. Well, I’m going to let this particular tank go. It’s too far away and would have to be picked up on my husbands birthday. Lol. But I will keep my eyes open for another, closer to my area. Thank so mu...
by VenturaHermit
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: 120 gallon Too much?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

120 gallon Too much?

I’m considering upgrading from a 40 gallon to a 120 gallon tank. Is that too much to take on? I have 7 crabs medium-large with one extra large.
I have the space and found an affordable used tank.
My biggest concern is the heating.

I’d love your input.
by VenturaHermit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shell overcrowding?
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Shell overcrowding?

Yes, thank you! I’ve shopped using the shell guide! What a great resource. I just don’t understand how all these shells fit in the tank. I have a 40 gallon and it doesn’t seem like there’s enough space for 35 shells to be scattered about and leave room for water, food, wheel, hides. I’ll look at mor...
by VenturaHermit
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shell overcrowding?
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Shell overcrowding?

Hi, I’ve had a severe case of shell aggression where a crab was killed. After that horrible event, I have greatly increased the number of shells in the tank. I had 8 crabs, now 7, and had 28 shells, now 35, replaced some less preferred varieties. Is I used to keep them all in the second floor of the...
by VenturaHermit
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs streaking in substrate
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Crabs streaking in substrate

Oh interesting! My large guy came to me in a magpie, so that was the kind I got for replacements originally. I’ll be sure to get turbos for him.
by VenturaHermit
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs streaking in substrate
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Crabs streaking in substrate

Thank you for your response!
I have the same suspicion, so I’ve just placed an order for more shells. The sizing in so tricky! I have gradually moved to all turbo and magpie shells. I thought I had a good selection, but maybe some were just too big. Im adding more for the medium size guys.
by VenturaHermit
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs streaking in substrate
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Crabs streaking in substrate

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 VenturaHermit
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Empty Shell in Substrate- attacked and naked crab
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Empty Shell in Substrate- attacked and naked crab

Thank you for the responses. Unfortunately, he did not recover. I have the doubled-up Tupperware water bowls. Today I found another crab naked in the sand (before I read your response suggesting leaving in the sand) but this one was very active. I did the same procedure as I did with the prior crab ...
by VenturaHermit
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Empty Shell in Substrate- attacked and naked crab
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Empty Shell in Substrate- attacked and naked crab

Hi, do crabs leave their shells when they molt? I moved the food dish today and found a big cavity underneath which wasn’t there yesterday. A shell previously occupied by a crab the last time I saw it was underneath the bowl and empty. I put a loose layer of sand over it and returned the food bowl. ...