Help! I really need it.

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Re: Help! I really need it.

Post by asiankanye » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:03 pm

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He had lapped the aquarium. I have come to the conclusion that he enjoys it up there because he could’ve escaped already if he wanted to.

Sorry I didn’t see your lid question, but I have half glass and half plastic wrap. This used to be an aquarium but we rehomed the fish and it’s been sitting there for 7 years. So during quarantine i got bored and upgraded my crab tank. Since it was so old, a lot of the glass panes were cracked. 1 was completely intact, 2 had pieces broken off of them but were still useable as i sandpapered them down to smooth them out, but the last panel had a giant crack going straight through the center so i couldn’t use that one. i covered the open areas with plastic wrap so it’s sort of a lid and sort of not.


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Post by Wlfwo » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:23 pm

I'd be worried about nothing between them and freedom but plastic wrap. Mine cruise the ceiling a lot, it's a mesh lid with glass over it. It's a noisy cruise.

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Re: Help! I really need it.

Post by asiankanye » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:26 pm

Yeah, I worry about that too a lot. I just don’t have any other material that ai know could work. Any suggestions?


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:41 pm

asiankanye wrote:Yeah, I worry about that too a lot. I just don’t have any other material that ai know could work. Any suggestions?


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Someone on here had glass from an old picture frame that fit their tank, and used that as a lid. Just plastic wrap would make me a little nervous too. Image

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Re: Help! I really need it.

Post by asiankanye » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:42 pm

hm, sounds like something i could try.


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:44 pm

asiankanye wrote:hm, sounds like something i could try.


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Re: Help! I really need it.

Post by asiankanye » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:44 pm

ahhh i have to sleep soon and he’s still up there


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Post by asiankanye » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:50 pm

Got him down! Yes! Now i just have to figure out how to a) not have an anxiety attack if i see him up there tomorrow morning again and b) figure out my lid situation. Thanks for help!


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:54 pm

asiankanye wrote:Got him down! Yes! Now i just have to figure out how to a) not have an anxiety attack if i see him up there tomorrow morning again and b) figure out my lid situation. Thanks for help!


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Yay! You're welcome. Hopefully you can find some kind of makeshift lid so you don't have to worry.

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Re: Help! I really need it.

Post by asiankanye » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:54 pm

CrabbyLover77 wrote:Yay! You're welcome. Hopefully you can find some kind of makeshift lid so you don't have to worry.

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Yeah, hopefully


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Re: Help! I really need it.

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:56 pm

PS- Maybe a rubbermaid container lid would work temporarily. Not sure how big your tank is, but one of those lids might just sit right on top. Then you could weigh it down with a book or two.

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Re: Help! I really need it.

Post by asiankanye » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:57 pm

don’t think that would fit, unless i found a huge rubbermaid container


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:58 pm

asiankanye wrote:don’t think that would fit, unless i found a huge rubbermaid container


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Darn. Wasn't sure how big your tank was. I have a ton of those long 3-4 ft rectangular containers with long lids. I was thinking of those.

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Re: Help! I really need it.

Post by asiankanye » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:59 pm

huh? those exist? that would definitely fit my tank.


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:04 pm

asiankanye wrote:huh? those exist? that would definitely fit my tank.


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Yep! I think the actual brand is Sterilite. Their containers are see through. Let me grab a pic of one of my containers for you.

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