Fantasy habitat

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Fantasy habitat

Post by Caribcrabber » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:48 pm

If size, temp and humidity were not an issue, what ideas do you have to create a fabulous habitat for your crabs?

Im building a large enclosure (36 x 18 x 60 tall). I also have 20 pairs of hands who are excited to create some DIY features.

Currently we have the bottom level with 10in substrate and a large salt water pool with filter/waterfall. There is space here to have lots of hiding places and climbing and a ramp to the second level.

On the second level, there will be a filtered freah water pool, a little "field" to periodically plant sprouts and then lots more climbing opportunities.

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Re: Fantasy habitat

Post by Maddamay32 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:24 pm

I would fill my entire house with sand and become one with my crabs.

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Re: Fantasy habitat

Post by Caribcrabber » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:03 pm

Haha, the prospect of several months in darkness "sleeping" does sound amazing! Lol!

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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:12 pm

Maddamay32 wrote:I would fill my entire house with sand and become one with my crabs.

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Imagine the awesome tunnels and hidey holes you could make. Image

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Re: Fantasy habitat

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:15 pm

Honesty, it would be the tank I have now but bigger. Allows me more room for the saltwater pool (can properly illuminate it and grow corals/algae with better success), bigger freshwater pool, more climbing areas (caves, they love their caves) and deeper substrate. Also more areas for plants.

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Re: Fantasy habitat

Post by Caribcrabber » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:52 pm

Can you send me a picture or a link to a thread with your set up?
I've seen several comments about your set ups but couldn't get to a post woth pics.

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Re: Fantasy habitat

Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:14 pm

Caribcrabber wrote:Can you send me a picture or a link to a thread with your set up?
I've seen several comments about your set ups but couldn't get to a post woth pics.
http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 9&t=118490

Here you go. :)

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