Redesign of Water Dish Area: A neat solution!

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Redesign of Water Dish Area: A neat solution!

Post by Mama Crabs » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:13 am

I had a lot of problems with my Es digging up so much sand that they would fill my water dishes up with sand and the sand would draw out the water, so I tried out a new design that I saw done by another crabber.

I used plexiglass to create a division in my tank that was sand on one side and river rock on the water dish side. I kept the wall of plexiglass tall to keep the sand out. Now my crabs climb into the water area using fish net and vines. So far I really like it alot!

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Post by poncho » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:45 am

Looks great!!
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Post by CallaLily » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:20 am

Your 'tat looks great!

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Post by sugarselections » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:44 pm

Very neat solution. Looking good!

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Post by tigermoon89 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:17 pm

Great looking tank! 8)
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Post by iwhlvr » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:21 pm

Very cool!


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Post by Guest » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:00 am

Tank looks great! Hermie paradise!

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Post by Husker » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:07 pm

That's a great idea! Looks like your hermies have it made.
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Post by tlivs » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:20 pm

wow this is a great idea! i ALWAYS have problems with the poops pushing substrate into the water dishes
did you use aquarium sealant to secure it or did you just stick it in?
i may just steal this idea!
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Post by Mama Crabs » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:43 pm

I didn't use any glue. I just had plexi glass cut at Lowes, then I dug up all the wet sand under the water dishes. Since the sad was pretty wet in this area, it was easy to cut into it and it held its shape. Then I set the plexi glass in, up against the sand, then added about .25" of sand on the bottom, then added the rocks. After that, I just set my jacuzzi water dishes in, pushing them into the rocks. The sand and rocks holds the plexiglass in place just fine. This was pretty easy to do and the crabs just watched from the other side of the tank. Try it!!
My son and I have been crabbing for over a year. We have 4 PP's and 6 Es.
Check out my son's blog at: http://crabsville.blogspot.com/


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Post by saramuss » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:29 pm

two words:
oh snap! (ok and maybe a few more)
great looking tat! im looking at mine right now going, "i could do that.."
never thought of it though! thanks for sharing! :dink:

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Post by DustAndEchoes » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:17 pm

*takes notes* great idea!

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Post by Ellinj0206 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:04 am

Wow! Your tat looks beautiful! Love the idea, and love the rocks, too. Looks very snazzy! Your hermies must think they are in paradise!

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Post by Mama Crabs » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:22 am

Thanks everyone! I'm happy to share that this past week with my new water set up has been soooo nice. My water doesn't need to be changed every night like before. My water dishes are so much cleaner and we just love seeing the crabs climb into the "water zone".
My son and I have been crabbing for over a year. We have 4 PP's and 6 Es.
Check out my son's blog at: http://crabsville.blogspot.com/

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