My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by mjjluver » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:35 pm

hold out a little longer! it's sad when you see posts of crabs that need help but you know you can't help because you don't have room in your tank!

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:49 pm

mjjluver wrote:hold out a little longer! it's sad when you see posts of crabs that need help but you know you can't help because you don't have room in your tank!
Ill probably buy 2 at a store just to satisfy my insane crab acquisition lust and then wait to adopt the aditional 3 im looking for.

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:01 pm

Ok so now theres the question of the lid. I have EVERYTHING set up. Temps are in the low 80s, humidity is good, i have basically all the decorations arranged (except the moss pit and shell shop, last 2 things to get, both will be soap dishes that go on the upper right and left sides). I bought a piece of acrylic thinking i would make a lid out of it and long story short, it is not really working out like i had hoped. So now i have to make myself a lid from scratch, since the tank is an unusual size. Luckily i dont think this will be too hard but I AM SO FRICKIN READY TO BE DONE SETTING THIS STUFF UP lol.

Sadly what yall cant see are the coconut hid hanging in the back left corner and the little rock hut in the bottom left corner behind the plant. This thing has so many hides in it everyone will have their own little pad!Image


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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by DreaminginBlue_2 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:32 pm

It looks great! You're going to have some very lucky crabbies.

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by Sillysheep » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:07 am

I understand why you would be itching for occupants. ...looks really good. Will pop into life soon. Yay!!!


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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by Sylah » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:49 am

Looks great!!!!!!!!

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by Happyhermiehome » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:53 pm

It does look great!

U could take the exact measurements of your lid and have a piece of plexi glass cut to fit at home depo for pretty cheap. I have a half screen half plexi lid with a hinge thing in the middle and I think the lady I bought the tank from said she paid like $8 for the plexi side cut to fit.

Edit: since u already have a piece of acrylic u could take that in and have it cut down to fit :)
Livin' the Crazy crab life :P

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:22 pm

Happyhermiehome wrote:It does look great!

U could take the exact measurements of your lid and have a piece of plexi glass cut to fit at home depo for pretty cheap. I have a half screen half plexi lid with a hinge thing in the middle and I think the lady I bought the tank from said she paid like $8 for the plexi side cut to fit.

Edit: since u already have a piece of acrylic u could take that in and have it cut down to fit :)
Thats what i thought i would do originally but when i went they said they cpuldnt cut it! Honestly i think the lid will be a pretty easy diy job and ultimately better anyways

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by Happyhermiehome » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:03 pm

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:
Happyhermiehome wrote:It does look great!

U could take the exact measurements of your lid and have a piece of plexi glass cut to fit at home depo for pretty cheap. I have a half screen half plexi lid with a hinge thing in the middle and I think the lady I bought the tank from said she paid like $8 for the plexi side cut to fit.

Edit: since u already have a piece of acrylic u could take that in and have it cut down to fit :)
Thats what i thought i would do originally but when i went they said they cpuldnt cut it! Honestly i think the lid will be a pretty easy diy job and ultimately better anyways

say whaaaaaaaaat? Why not...do they not have a cutter? They suck! Lol :P :lol:
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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:56 am

Omg serrrrrrriously u have no idea. One time i wanted to rewire a lamp, which i had never done before i read some instructions online and could see it would be ridiculously easy, and i asked the lighting department manager what kind of shell i needed for it. He gave me the wrong kind and i ended up blowing out the power at my apartment lile 3 times, totally bewildered bc theres no way to mess this procedure up. I brought it back and the front desk guy was like, of course you blew out the fuses, this is the wrong one! [:evil:] *slams head repeatedly into wall*

Oh, and also i got a piece of lumber cut there last night so i cpuld make my tank lid and surprise, they cut one of the pieces too short. So im sitting in my car right now ready to waste another hour going back there to get it cut right.

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by Happyhermiehome » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:51 pm

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:Omg serrrrrrriously u have no idea. One time i wanted to rewire a lamp, which i had never done before i read some instructions online and could see it would be ridiculously easy, and i asked the lighting department manager what kind of shell i needed for it. He gave me the wrong kind and i ended up blowing out the power at my apartment lile 3 times, totally bewildered bc theres no way to mess this procedure up. I brought it back and the front desk guy was like, of course you blew out the fuses, this is the wrong one! [:evil:] *slams head repeatedly into wall*

Oh, and also i got a piece of lumber cut there last night so i cpuld make my tank lid and surprise, they cut one of the pieces too short. So im sitting in my car right now ready to waste another hour going back there to get it cut right.

Wooooow...they rrrrrrealllly Need to get it together man!
i hope they get it right this time.
Livin' the Crazy crab life :P

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:17 pm

So i made a lid for my tat. Heres some pics. Its almost done, i just need to finish stapling the screen in place and then trim it but it came GREAT. Second times the charm i guess! I left 2 inches on the ends to clamp lights to.ImageImageImage

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by Happyhermiehome » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:55 pm

Great job! A+ :wink:
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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by Sillysheep » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:24 pm

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:So i made a lid for my tat. Heres some pics. Its almost done, i just need to finish stapling the screen in place and then trim it but it came GREAT. Second times the charm i guess! I left 2 inches on the ends to clamp lights to.ImageImageImage
Wait a minute......... Where is the stump?

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Re: My First Crabitat: An Illustrated Adventure

Post by Happyhermiehome » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:03 am

No stump?...GASPPPP! :shock: yer just cleaning it again riiiiight???
Lol :lol:
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