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by odelayheehoo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Do hamster wheels have to be plastic?
Replies: 22
Views: 331

Re: Do hamster wheels have to be plastic?

It's much easier, cost efficient, and saves time to just get a silent spinner wheel from a pet store for under fifteen dollars. That way, you do not need to worry about injuries or any harm towards the crabs.
by odelayheehoo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Gimmicky or necessary?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Gimmicky or necessary?

GotButterflies wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Greensand comes off of the ocean floor. It is packed full of nutrients. The crabs LOVE it. I keep it in my tanks at all times. It is actually a mineral called Glauconite.

Astaxanthin is an algae that the crabs love. It is a color booster. :)
I agree, my crabs devour this too quickly! :)
by odelayheehoo
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: CrabStreet Journal info inaccurate?
Replies: 15
Views: 371

CrabStreet Journal info inaccurate?

I was reading on the crab street journal information, and they advised me personally to not moisten my substrate, and just put it in as is from the package. They said the humidity in the tank should be enough to moisten the substrate to sandcastle consistency, and that only confused me because the h...
by odelayheehoo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank Size
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Tank Size

I took in a 100 gal today x.x this will be interesting. I'm not sure whether I should set it on the floor, or find a TV stand. Set up would include a 30gal topper. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk That tank alone will weigh more than a hundred pounds empty, and then at least 800 pounds aft...
by odelayheehoo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pothos?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Pothos?

It's on the unsafe list due to containing oxalates. The effect on crabs is virtually unknown, but basically oxalates in mammals/reptiles causes calcium to coagulate and can strip the blood of calcium, which can lead to calcium deficiency of muscle tissues and bones. This however, depends on the pla...
by odelayheehoo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pothos?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Pothos?

I haven't added it since I recently noticed that Golden Pothos is on the unsafe list, what do I do?
by odelayheehoo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pothos?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Pothos?

I'd just stick with EE, moistened in freshwater. Keep it contained in a small pot (or plastic yogurt/margerine/butter container) and let it do its thing. Edit: that's a shame, I love my community aquariums. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk Alright, will do, thank you! :) I know, but I really ne...
by odelayheehoo
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime and other questions
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Prime and other questions

It’s two drops of prime per gallon, so a single drop will cover you for an eight ounce bottle, a little bit goes a long way! It doesn’t disappear, that’s only when using it to remove ammonia, which it really doesn’t do, what it actually does is bind the ammonia into a less harmful form for 24-48 hou...
by odelayheehoo
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Moss pitt
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Moss pitt

I know that mine sure did when I had one multiple time, but I just keep my moss directly on the substrate, they eat it and sit on top of it that way. The only downside to this is you really can't remoisten it as you would for a pit, so I just replace it.
by odelayheehoo
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Pothos?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Pothos?

As a nitrate sink for plants (curious, what you have in there?) Otherwise, yes it's fine. It may be a little limp at the start since its use to water all the time but in a couple of days it will adjust. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk I had community fish in the tank which is no longer operati...
by odelayheehoo
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pothos?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Pothos?

Would I be able to use a pothos plant inside the tank, mostly for decoration? I know the crabs may pick at it, but I know the plant would be great in the tank anyways. It’s been separated from dirt for months now, it was being used in a fish tank, similar to aquaponics, so it’s definitely organic now.
by odelayheehoo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Ultratherm for 20 gal. Long

Is there a reason you are choosing to buy a 20 gallon long instead of the high? You will get more room with the high, and they are the same size as well, just a small change in length. The only reason a lot of people use the higher tanks rather than longer ones is because they allow for more room fo...
by odelayheehoo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Safe ?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Safe ?

I wouldn't give my crabs much sugar, if any at all, they can have sparing amounts of cane sugar though, which is the natural form of sugar.

So, to be on the safe side, avoid feeding this to your crabs.
by odelayheehoo
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My New E Tank!
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: My New E Tank!

Would it work to drill holes along the inside of the tank rim and zip tie it to hold it in place? Or is the duct tape just better and probably holds the humidity in too? I want to do a topper so bad, I was thinking of doing half of my 55. I thought about just flipping the tank but taking the bottom...
by odelayheehoo
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My New E Tank!
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: My New E Tank!

I have so many questions about your topper! I want to do that, but my hubby doesn't think it's a good idea. How to secure it? How to get into the tank with it on? Etc. I would be glad to answer any questions or concerns you have! The bottom tank is a standard 29 gallon aquarium, and the topper is a...