Decoration recommendations?

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Decoration recommendations?

Post by CrabDaddy722 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:24 am

Hey guys I have a 40g breeder tank and was looking for some recommendations for decorating it. I have a fair amount of hiding spots and a few climbing vine plants. I'm looking for another climbing toy besides cholla wood. Have you guys found anything at PETCO or petsmart that your crabs love to climb on?


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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by Giner13 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:54 am

I got a wooden bird ladder that mine love!!


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Post by daws409 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:58 am

A hamster wheel then modify it with canvas and zipties

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Post by aussieJJDude » Sat May 20, 2017 7:38 pm

Pieces of wood, which can be found for aquariums and terrarium... rocks? Fake decor? Vine plants?

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Post by GotButterflies » Sat May 20, 2017 8:17 pm

I second the modified hamster wheel. I own three...and my hermits love them. I have a fourth that I need to find time to put together. The tank that it belongs to have all occupants down molting so it's a no rush for it. ;)

Oak & Maple or other safe wood on the list can be used if it is free from pesticide and fertilizer use. You can freeze or bake the wood and use that - no cost. :) Hermits love it! Also check to make sure they don't spray for mosquitoes in your area.

Edit: Authentic fish net, hemp net, coconut fiber wall are all great background fillers that can be climbed on :)
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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by CrabDaddy722 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:20 pm

Thank you guys!! I will be doing some decor shopping for the crabs this coming week!

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Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sun May 21, 2017 11:25 pm

Cork bark half-rounds & rounds are edible hides that lend your tat that natural look. :)
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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by CrabDaddy722 » Mon May 22, 2017 12:24 pm

I saw a cork round at petco today but it was really pricy. I got them another nice artificial plant and another jungle vine. The plant looks fantastic and my crabitat is starting to look more and more natural

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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by daws409 » Mon May 22, 2017 1:26 pm

I would try Amazon or eBay for cork rounds...

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Post by wodesorel » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:48 am

Cork rounds are ridiculous. Don't ask me how much I paid for the two awesome ones I have, lol. I think they are worth it though. :)

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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by Giner13 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:00 pm

Here's a pic of my guy using the climbing toy I used plastic shower curtain loops for!!Image


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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by Giner13 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:00 pm

Got em at the dollar atore


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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by erin.leaman » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:55 am

Go hit up Wal-Mart for some fake flowers and burlap. You can make beautiful, Hawaiian-inspired hammocks with that, a few suction cups, and some hot glue. I'll be making some today if I have time so I'll make a post about it.

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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by Fledgling » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:42 pm

Could someone post a picture of their modified hamster wheel? I'm very intrigued.

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Re: Decoration recommendations?

Post by daws409 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:12 pm

Please note they aren't supposed to be climbing on top!! Doing so causes them to possibly fall and get hurt. If there's one inside while one on top it won't spin... Mine somehow gained access from shell shop. I rearranged and they no longer have access to top.ImageImageImage

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