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by emberfusion
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt and fresh water pools
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Salt and fresh water pools

Depending on how big your tank is, I definitely suggest looking at glass cookware! You might not find anything that has an incline but you should definitely be able to find something deep enough. I picked up two glass loaf pans and a shallow cake pan that they fit in quite nicely. Siliconed aquarium...
by emberfusion
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

I'm at a point where I do something and then have to sit and wait for it to dry, so slow going now. Got the wood covered in plastic, sprayed in my great stuff, started painting the foam. It looks an absolute mess in the pictures, but it actually looks nice in person. http://i.imgur.com/Wiim4MK.png h...
by emberfusion
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Crab only eats eggshells
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Crab only eats eggshells

So, a couple of things come to mind here. First, crabs eat very little at one time, usually. Unless you see them eating, there will be many times where it looks like their food has gone untouched when they've actually been munching away on it. Secondly, if you notice them eating a lot of one thing i...
by emberfusion
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

You're doing a great job with the tat. What about eggcrate or plastic needlepoint canvas over the plastic. You can cover the eggcrate with some kind of screen. Check out your local hardware store. They might give you some suggestions. I just had to look up needlepoint canvas but that's a great idea...
by emberfusion
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

Hermiearth wrote:Looks great! What are you going to do for heat?


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I still have to go through all of my crab supplies before I decide for sure about heat. I may mount a heating lamp to the inside of the tank but I'm not sure yet on placement.

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by emberfusion
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

Okay, I got a lot done today. First things first: gotta move her out to where she's gonna be set up permanently. http://i.imgur.com/qDyZ2IM.png Next on the list: reinforce the bottom and attach some wheels. My dad gave me some heavy duty wheels he wasn't using anymore to put on this bad boy in case ...
by emberfusion
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

I've been thinking about doing something like this for years. I'm just finally in a place where I'm ready to get back into crabbing.

It's not quite as large as I was originally planning but I'm excited about it.

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by emberfusion
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

aussieJJDude wrote:Could you turn it on the side, so it has 2 levels of shell shopping fun? :)
Oh I didn't even think about that. Good idea!

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by emberfusion
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: He likes to monch on grapes
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: He likes to monch on grapes

ohmigosh! i love him. he's so cute. :love9:
by emberfusion
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

Hmmmm.... you guys don't have a problem with deep shell shops? I always found all the shells getting so dirty over time that I would have to completely empty the shop and clean it out pretty often or they wouldn't check out any shells. If I don't use this as a shell shop I definitely need to find on...
by emberfusion
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

aussieJJDude wrote:If water tight, a pool? Shell shop? Just a normal level?
Definitely not water tight. You can't tell from the picture but there's like a half inch opening at the bottom of both sides

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by emberfusion
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building My Crabitat
Replies: 56
Views: 6336

Re: Building My Crabitat

Finally getting the time to finish painting the windows today. http://i.imgur.com/dfhsUaL.png I've been painting some more since I took that photo and they still need one more coat. I also picked up some plywood the other day that I'm going to use for the top and back of the tat. So once these windo...
by emberfusion
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Upgrade

50 pounds of sand is just shy of 5 gallons 1 block of EE is about 1 gallon In a 20 long to get 6 inches of substrate you would need at least 10 gallons worth, but more is good! It'll settle over time. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk Would it be possible to add this "math" to the substrate guid...
by emberfusion
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 14 yr old hermit crab seems ill
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: 14 yr old hermit crab seems ill

Offer him some of his favorites too. They might help his mood. :)
Good luck! I hope he pulls through for you!
by emberfusion
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: 14 yr old hermit crab seems ill
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: 14 yr old hermit crab seems ill

I would isolate him from other crabs if possible. Try not to bother him too much. If there was sand in his shell he may have come out of it to clean it out but ended up getting sand on his abdomen which could be why he came up. Are you sure he molted? If he doesn't look like he recently molted he ma...