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by daws409
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Buying a light fixture
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Buying a light fixture

This is light I have. It has two bulbs with separate switches so you don't have to worry about unscrewing hot bulbs. This one is 75 watt max per bulb. I recommend starting with a 15 day and 25 night then adjusting from there. However, if humidity is already a problem for you, I advise getting an ult...
by daws409
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tat maintence=mad crabs!
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Tat maintence=mad crabs!

Love the pics! Out of 13 hermies I only have good pics of two.

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by daws409
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Is this better?
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: Is this better?

I thinks it's a personal preference. I have been using straight ee for last 6 yrs with no problems. For some the mixture or just sand is cheaper than straight ee. FYI: If you buy ee by the brick it's a lot cheaper than the loose ee. And a 3 pk (3 bricks) of ee is equal to same amount as 1 24 qt bag ...
by daws409
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Crab Fails: my crabs fall a lot...
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Crab Fails: my crabs fall a lot...

You know, I would think it doesn't bother them. They live in the wild and there's no telling what they're willing to climb or how far up they're willing to go. My guess is that they fall in the wild as well. Their shell acts as a shield from the hot sun and from predators. So I would think it protec...
by daws409
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building new Crabitat
Replies: 70
Views: 5201

Re: Building new Crabitat

Did you factor in your trim?? Sounds like you have a 75 gal which is 48x18x20. For decor ideas, I suggest checking out the diy and picture forums. I got a lot of my ideas from these.

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by daws409
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Yay! First successful molt
Replies: 19
Views: 930

Re: Yay! First successful molt

You can also get cuttlebones from bird section as a calcium source. Wal-Mart also carries krill and bloodworms.... These are full of protein.

Congrats on a successful molt!

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by daws409
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting? Or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Molting? Or not?

First never dig up a crab! Doing so can kill then. My largest crab takes about 5 months. You'll just have to wait it out and hope for the best. :) As for putting them back into main tank, if he's acting and running around like normal, (and skin has hardened) it's okay to put him back into main tank....
by daws409
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Dollar tree question
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: Dollar tree question

I used the flukers repta-vines off of Amazon. They are 6 ft vines and are bendable. I got a 3 pack of pothos for 15 and a 3 pack of red coleus for 25. So that's a total of $45 for 36 ft of vines. FYI: 1 6 ft vine covered the back of my 90 gal tank

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by daws409
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Tank cracking
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Tank cracking

I would consider size for growing room as well. Min width of 18 inches and a min height of 20. Basically a 75 gal or bigger. A 55 gal may do for now but you'll need the extra width for growing room.

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by daws409
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Update to the substrate
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Update to the substrate

I also have a 40 gal breeder. It's measurements are 36x18x16 (lwh). For 7-8 inches I used 6 bricks of EE. (or 2 24 liter loose bags)

I've been using straight EE for 6 yrs with no probs. I have no clue how much would be needed for sand/EE mix. Hope this helps :)

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by daws409
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Busy little crabs
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: Busy little crabs

*Avoid the ones with metal hooks as metal tends to rust with high humidity.

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by daws409
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Busy little crabs
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Re: Busy little crabs

Command strips are basically hooks that attach to wall, glass, or plastic using double sided tape. When you want to remove them, just pull excess tab down and comes right off leaving no sticky residue or nail/tack holes in walls. You can find them in clear and white and in all sorts of sizes. They'r...
by daws409
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Press and Seal!!
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Press and Seal!!

Welcome :)

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by daws409
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Press and Seal!!
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Press and Seal!!

Very similar to saran wrap but seals much better. It'll stick to almost anything. It's in same section as tin foil, saran wrap, zip lock bags, etc....

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by daws409
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: -
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: New Crabitat

Your welcome :) Happy crabbing!

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