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by Enson
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: What was aggression is now fear..
Replies: 2
Views: 120

What was aggression is now fear..

So I got two new crabs and upon introducing them to my iso, they almost immediately got in a fight. I watched the bigger of the two reach out and try to snap something off the smaller one with his claw. I could actually hear the claw click shut. Luckily the smaller one was fast enough to dodge it. I...
by Enson
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Re-New to Crabbing!
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Re-New to Crabbing!

I'm gonna vent with you. Same boat. I've had two down for about 8 weeks. I bought two more and they are scared to death and won't come out unless the lights are completely off and no one is around.. the pet sand is a bit frustrating. That said, I feel terrible about the two I had as a kid that slowl...
by Enson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: How to check new crabs that are skiddish
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: How to check new crabs that are skiddish

I was able to get a good look at one of them finally. I figured if one was clean the likelihood of the other one having issues was really low since they came from the same place. I went ahead and added them to my main tank. Thanks for the info though!

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by Enson
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food list confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Food list confusion

I hope I wasn't coming across harsh. I just was genuinely confused. Thanks for helping clear it up!

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by Enson
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Food list confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Food list confusion

There is a bit of a contradiction in the safe foods lists. One says that Hikari Crab Cuisine is safe, but then on the other one about commercial store bought foods it lists Copper Sulphate as unsafe, which is an ingredient in Hikari Crab Cuisine. Which is it? I made the mistake of buying it because ...
by Enson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: How to check new crabs that are skiddish
Replies: 2
Views: 187

How to check new crabs that are skiddish

If your new crabs hide in their shells when you get close and won't come out until they can't see you anymore, what's the best way to check them for mites/other problems before transferring them to the main tank from iso? All I can get a close look at is their big claw and a leg or two. The claws bo...
by Enson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: second level
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: second level

@CrabbyLover77 The trick with the ramp, is to cut the egg crate at the angle you want it to sit at so when you pull the zip ties tight, it draws the ramp to the angle you want. Believe it or not, my tank is 12" wide as well. It's a 20 gal H. I unfortunately don't have room for a bigger standard tank...
by Enson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Is this a good layout for PVC pieces for a false bottom?
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Is this a good layout for PVC pieces for a false bottom?

If you haven't already, some piccolo holes in the vertical pvc pipe through the substrate height will help catch water and drain it to the bottom quicker so it can be then sucked out. I would recommend a load test (125% of your expected weight) across the caps before adding substrate. The reason bei...
by Enson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: second level
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: second level

Thanks! I wanted to surround the sides and back with egg crate for hanging stuff like CrabbyLover77 said, but I added it after there were already crabs and I didn't want to do too much. I'm hoping to move out of this tiny apartment into a house early next year. When I do I'll likely get a bigger tan...
by Enson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: second level
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: second level

Both of my crabs are down at the moment so I have no idea if they like the new tension rod net, but the egg crate level was a hit for the two days after I put it up before they went down.. lol The varying light levels make it tough to get a good pic https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200904/d6ec6e16...
by Enson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: second level
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: second level

Egg crate is commonly sold as a light diffuser panel in hardware stores like Lowe's. https://www.lowes.com/pd/PLASKOLITE-Common-24-in-x-48-in-Actual-23-75-in-x-47-75-in-7-85-sq-ft-Louvered-Ceiling-Light-Panels/3280904 As far as how to use. A simple set of diagonal side cuts or "Dikes" as they used t...
by Enson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Possibly getting hermit crabs.
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Possibly getting hermit crabs.

Hiya everyone, I want to get hermit crabs! So obviously I'm starting off by researching them to make sure they are right for me, caring for them, etc. So I've got LOTS of questions. 1- Are hermit crabs hard to care for? (In you opinion) 2- Would you reccomend having a pair or a group of hermit crab...
by Enson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Soon to be crab owner with a couple questions!
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Soon to be crab owner with a couple questions!

I can go ahead and answer the why not to overlap the substrate. You risk a big thermal differential across the glass. The thermal differential can lead to cracking. It's not a guaranteed issue, but it's the main risk I could see.

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by Enson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Soon to be crab owner with a couple questions!
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Soon to be crab owner with a couple questions!

Huh the page must have been cached for me earlier. I reloaded it and now it says that. Sorry :(

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by Enson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Soon to be crab owner with a couple questions!
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Soon to be crab owner with a couple questions!

If you are in the US, the bean farm currently has them in stock. That's where I got mine. Works well so far for my 20 gal h. You will want to insulate it, and I personally always recommend a thermostat with any kind of temperature device. https://beanfarm.com/products/ultratherm-heat-pads-6-x-23-in?...