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Update on my crabbies

Post by nonamelikethis » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:18 pm

so i got all of the stuff that was absolutely required for me to get and im super excited to set up my "crabitat" im hoping they will be okay with the drastic change to a new tank with sand and that they will be very happy thank you to the people that answered my question! (might post pics later)
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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:53 pm

Congrats on getting it all, can be a little expensive when purchased all at once - thankfully, the cost afterwards is practically nothing!

Look forward to the updated pics, and before and after if possible!

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Post by nonamelikethis » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:54 pm

So I got the new tank finally setup, and when I put them in there they were very curious, but as soon as I put them on the sand they immediately came out of their shells, it was really adorable. They are currently in the little cardboard box I have in there, and I will hopefully be getting some decorations soon. I also put 2 new shells in there (Unpainted, Unglossed, and completely natural) that were a little bit bigger than them. I can only supply them freshwater at the moment but the salt water will be coming very soon. Here are the pictures that were promised. (My phone does not take good pictures, Sorry.) (oh yeah, and sand is in the way of the view of Crabby 1, but it will be taken care of)
https://imgur.com/a/YavQZxp
I love my pets. (Hank, my dog. Cookie, my cat, Fishy, my only fish left :(, and now 2 purple pincher hermit crabs, Bubbles and Puddles)

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Re: Update on my crabbies

Post by fandt94 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:57 pm

nonamelikethis wrote:So I got the new tank finally setup, and when I put them in there they were very curious, but as soon as I put them on the sand they immediately came out of their shells, it was really adorable. They are currently in the little cardboard box I have in there, and I will hopefully be getting some decorations soon. I also put 2 new shells in there (Unpainted, Unglossed, and completely natural) that were a little bit bigger than them. I can only supply them freshwater at the moment but the salt water will be coming very soon. Here are the pictures that were promised. (My phone does not take good pictures, Sorry.) (oh yeah, and sand is in the way of the view of Crabby 1, but it will be taken care of)
https://imgur.com/a/YavQZxp
Cute! I think you said you don’t have a UTH (heater) yet but we’re improvising right? I was going to suggest that if you have a human heating pad you can use that temporarily as a heat source...and when you are financially ready I suggest checking out www.reptilebasics.com and www.beanfarm.com for a more permanent one. Good luck with your new crabbies and welcome!
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Re: Update on my crabbies

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:24 pm

Looks very good! Once the last few items come in, Im sure they'll appreciate it!

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Re: Update on my crabbies

Post by nonamelikethis » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:14 am

fandt94 wrote:
nonamelikethis wrote:So I got the new tank finally setup, and when I put them in there they were very curious, but as soon as I put them on the sand they immediately came out of their shells, it was really adorable. They are currently in the little cardboard box I have in there, and I will hopefully be getting some decorations soon. I also put 2 new shells in there (Unpainted, Unglossed, and completely natural) that were a little bit bigger than them. I can only supply them freshwater at the moment but the salt water will be coming very soon. Here are the pictures that were promised. (My phone does not take good pictures, Sorry.) (oh yeah, and sand is in the way of the view of Crabby 1, but it will be taken care of)
https://imgur.com/a/YavQZxp
Cute! I think you said you don’t have a UTH (heater) yet but we’re improvising right? I was going to suggest that if you have a human heating pad you can use that temporarily as a heat source...and when you are financially ready I suggest checking out http://www.reptilebasics.com and http://www.beanfarm.com for a more permanent one. Good luck with your new crabbies and welcome!

My home, since winter is coming, stays around 70-80 degrees so I felt like a heating pad wasn't really needed at the moment.
I love my pets. (Hank, my dog. Cookie, my cat, Fishy, my only fish left :(, and now 2 purple pincher hermit crabs, Bubbles and Puddles)

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Re: Update on my crabbies

Post by curlysister » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:52 am

You will definately need a heat source. And a thermometer/ hygrometer so you can monitor the temp and humidity.
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Re: Update on my crabbies

Post by nonamelikethis » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:46 pm

curlysister wrote:You will definately need a heat source. And a thermometer/ hygrometer so you can monitor the temp and humidity.
I already have those
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Post by curlysister » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:08 pm

Ah, okay. You mentioned the house temp but not the tank temp, so I wasn't sure.
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Re: Update on my crabbies

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:37 am

fandt94 wrote:
nonamelikethis wrote:So I got the new tank finally setup, and when I put them in there they were very curious, but as soon as I put them on the sand they immediately came out of their shells, it was really adorable. They are currently in the little cardboard box I have in there, and I will hopefully be getting some decorations soon. I also put 2 new shells in there (Unpainted, Unglossed, and completely natural) that were a little bit bigger than them. I can only supply them freshwater at the moment but the salt water will be coming very soon. Here are the pictures that were promised. (My phone does not take good pictures, Sorry.) (oh yeah, and sand is in the way of the view of Crabby 1, but it will be taken care of)
https://imgur.com/a/YavQZxp
Cute! I think you said you don’t have a UTH (heater) yet but we’re improvising right? I was going to suggest that if you have a human heating pad you can use that temporarily as a heat source...and when you are financially ready I suggest checking out http://www.reptilebasics.com and http://www.beanfarm.com for a more permanent one. Good luck with your new crabbies and welcome!
I was wondering about a human heating pad for now ... im.about to order one soon ...been busy ...and looking around
.. can I tape it on the tank
..but I can't leave that plugged long can I or how long do u think ..... suggestions!!?????

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Re: Update on my crabbies

Post by fandt94 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:20 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
fandt94 wrote:
nonamelikethis wrote:So I got the new tank finally setup, and when I put them in there they were very curious, but as soon as I put them on the sand they immediately came out of their shells, it was really adorable. They are currently in the little cardboard box I have in there, and I will hopefully be getting some decorations soon. I also put 2 new shells in there (Unpainted, Unglossed, and completely natural) that were a little bit bigger than them. I can only supply them freshwater at the moment but the salt water will be coming very soon. Here are the pictures that were promised. (My phone does not take good pictures, Sorry.) (oh yeah, and sand is in the way of the view of Crabby 1, but it will be taken care of)
https://imgur.com/a/YavQZxp
Cute! I think you said you don’t have a UTH (heater) yet but we’re improvising right? I was going to suggest that if you have a human heating pad you can use that temporarily as a heat source...and when you are financially ready I suggest checking out http://www.reptilebasics.com and http://www.beanfarm.com for a more permanent one. Good luck with your new crabbies and welcome!
I was wondering about a human heating pad for now ... im.about to order one soon ...been busy ...and looking around
.. can I tape it on the tank
..but I can't leave that plugged long can I or how long do u think ..... suggestions!!?????

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Over the summer I used a human heat pad over my wrapped mesh lid because I was isolating in a new crab in my old 10 gallon that had been moved near the vent and the A/C was cranking away thanks to my husband lol. Problem with mine was in auto turns off after a certain amount of time so I had to keep turning it back on. I also had a UTH on that tank though too so the human pad was just to help. What size tank do you have again?
Mom to 3 human boys, 2 dogs - Hemi & Athena, 2 cats - Fat a$$ (realname Spark Plug) & Batman & 5 PP’s - Monstro, Pinkie aka Little Bit, Shellie, other 2 unnamed

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Re: Update on my crabbies

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:23 pm

fandt94 wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:
fandt94 wrote: Cute! I think you said you don’t have a UTH (heater) yet but we’re improvising right? I was going to suggest that if you have a human heating pad you can use that temporarily as a heat source...and when you are financially ready I suggest checking out http://www.reptilebasics.com and http://www.beanfarm.com for a more permanent one. Good luck with your new crabbies and welcome!
I was wondering about a human heating pad for now ... im.about to order one soon ...been busy ...and looking around
.. can I tape it on the tank
..but I can't leave that plugged long can I or how long do u think ..... suggestions!!?????

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Over the summer I used a human heat pad over my wrapped mesh lid because I was isolating in a new crab in my old 10 gallon that had been moved near the vent and the A/C was cranking away thanks to my husband lol. Problem with mine was in auto turns off after a certain amount of time so I had to keep turning it back on. I also had a UTH on that tank though too so the human pad was just to help. What size tank do you have again?
I have a tote about 36 gallons I think or 30 gallons ... I did just get a heating pad not exactly the size i want but wanted to buy something now incase says for a 20 gallon ....

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