Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

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Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:35 pm

I have two shallow dishes for the salt & freshwater, but have read that deeper dishes are preferred. I would love to see pics of your water dishes/pools for some ideas for mine. Thanks!

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Post by ciaraalston » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:38 am

These come from Wal-Mart in the cold food section. We buy a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches and this is what they come in. So i tossed the lids, added mesh, and doubled them up! ImageImageImage

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Post by fandt94 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:41 am

ciaraalston wrote:These come from Wal-Mart in the cold food section. We buy a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches and this is what they come in. So i tossed the lids, added mesh, and doubled them up! ImageImageImage

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What did you use to make the holes for the zip ties?
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Post by fandt94 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:43 am

Tried to PM you but it wouldn't let me :roll:
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Post by ciaraalston » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:43 am

That was the hard part. Haha. So first I had to cut the lip of the bowl a little to fold that section up. Then I took hole punch and pushed it down to where I wanted the hole. Then I just folded the lip that I cut back down and zip tied over it.
Does that make sense?
fandt94 wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:These come from Wal-Mart in the cold food section. We buy a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches and this is what they come in. So i tossed the lids, added mesh, and doubled them up! ImageImageImage

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What did you use to make the holes for the zip ties?
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Post by ciaraalston » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:44 am

I sent you one
fandt94 wrote:Tried to PM you but it wouldn't let me :roll:
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Post by fandt94 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:45 am

ciaraalston wrote:That was the hard part. Haha. So first I had to cut the lip of the bowl a little to fold that section up. Then I took hole punch and pushed it down to where I wanted the hole. Then I just folded the lip that I cut back down and zip tied over it.
Does that make sense?
fandt94 wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:These come from Wal-Mart in the cold food section. We buy a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches and this is what they come in. So i tossed the lids, added mesh, and doubled them up! ImageImageImage

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What did you use to make the holes for the zip ties?
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totally makes sense! Genius! I will have to try. I tried on a dish I had with scissors...yea no...failure.
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Post by ciaraalston » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:48 am

fandt94 wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:That was the hard part. Haha. So first I had to cut the lip of the bowl a little to fold that section up. Then I took hole punch and pushed it down to where I wanted the hole. Then I just folded the lip that I cut back down and zip tied over it.
Does that make sense?
fandt94 wrote: What did you use to make the holes for the zip ties?
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totally makes sense! Genius! I will have to try. I tried on a dish I had with scissors...yea no...failure.
Haha! I actually stole the idea from @Stella Image

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Post by Kermie16 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:38 am

These are our newer guys coming out of the pools. The FW is the bigger pool on the left and the MSW is the smaller one on the right.
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Post by Hermie escape artist » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:16 pm

ciaraalston wrote:That was the hard part. Haha. So first I had to cut the lip of the bowl a little to fold that section up. Then I took hole punch and pushed it down to where I wanted the hole. Then I just folded the lip that I cut back down and zip tied over it.
Does that make sense?
fandt94 wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:These come from Wal-Mart in the cold food section. We buy a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches and this is what they come in. So i tossed the lids, added mesh, and doubled them up! ImageImageImage

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What did you use to make the holes for the zip ties?
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Post by LeeHasCrabs » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:19 pm

ciaraalston wrote:These come from Wal-Mart in the cold food section. We buy a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches and this is what they come in. So i tossed the lids, added mesh, and doubled them up! ImageImageImage

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Very nice and creative! The mesh is so they can easily climb out, correct?

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Post by LeeHasCrabs » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:20 pm

Kermie16 wrote:These are our newer guys coming out of the pools. The FW is the bigger pool on the left and the MSW is the smaller one on the right.
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I was thinking of using rocks in mine as well. Did you glue those together in your FW one?

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Post by ciaraalston » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:11 pm

Yes Image
ApePlanet wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:These come from Wal-Mart in the cold food section. We buy a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches and this is what they come in. So i tossed the lids, added mesh, and doubled them up! ImageImageImage

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Very nice and creative! The mesh is so they can easily climb out, correct?
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Post by Kermie16 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:02 pm

ApePlanet wrote:
Kermie16 wrote:These are our newer guys coming out of the pools. The FW is the bigger pool on the left and the MSW is the smaller one on the right.
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I was thinking of using rocks in mine as well. Did you glue those together in your FW one?
Yep! Aquarium safe silicone :)


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Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:02 pm

I am trying out the lunch meat container idea. I also picked up some mesh fabric from Walmart today. When the woman asked what I was buying the fabric for we engaged in a conversation about hermit crabs because her grandson has one and I think I enlightened her about what the crab shops never tell you about caring for them.

I’d post a pic but I’m still trying to figure out how to post one from my phone.

UPDATE: I downloaded the Tapatalk app and now know how to add an image.

I definitely want to try the double container method. It’s a start but I have some refining to do.

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