What are common ways to make a second level?

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What are common ways to make a second level?

Post by angelbearpuppy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:32 pm

I am interested in making a ledge or some sort if second level as my crabs love climbing...a lot. I always see them climbing. What are some ways you make / attach second levels. I am looking for a jumpping off point.

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Post by curlysister » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:52 pm

I tried suction cups, and had absolutely no success!
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Post by ciaraalston » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:06 am

Most people use shower caddies to make a second level. I decided against it because i felt like they wouldn't use it. i went with more climbing items. You could use a net hung up, or a log turtle dock. maybe even flip a basket upside down and cut a hole for a door, it doubles as a hide and a 2nd level.
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Post by p2gg86 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:40 am

I made a wooden table and my crabs climb on it to hang out and eating as I put my food dish there. Image

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Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:22 am

p2gg86 wrote:I made a wooden table and my crabs climb on it to hang out and eating as I put my food dish there. Image

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Post by angelbearpuppy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:29 am

Would command hooks work better than suction cups to maximize space? I am willing to give it a try as mine always seem to be climbing on the few things I have in their

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Post by ciaraalston » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:33 am

angelbear122189 wrote:Would command hooks work better than suction cups to maximize space? I am willing to give it a try as mine always seem to be climbing on the few things I have in their

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I've always used command hooks. But I've noticed that some fall due to humidity, so I added a drop of aquarium safe silicone and they seem to stick better that way. I had to wait 24 hours for it to set, but it was worth it in my opinion.
I don't have experience using suction cups so I can't give any advice for those. Sorry..

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Post by angelbearpuppy » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:35 am

That's fine. Tha ks for the advice. I will have to go shopping in my pantries and see what I can come up with. But now I feel as if I have a stepping off point.

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Re: What are common ways to make a second level?

Post by p2gg86 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:46 am

stella wrote:
p2gg86 wrote:I made a wooden table and my crabs climb on it to hang out and eating as I put my food dish there. Image

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Yes it is. I saw her trying to shell at some point but did not happen yet.

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Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:41 am

angelbear122189 wrote:I am interested in making a ledge or some sort if second level as my crabs love climbing...a lot. I always see them climbing. What are some ways you make / attach second levels. I am looking for a jumpping off point.

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Post by Just_saving_crabs » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:52 pm

This is how i made a second level in mine.ImageImageImageImage

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Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:57 pm

I love seeing your pictures JSC
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Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:56 pm

That second level is amazing

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Re: What are common ways to make a second level?

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:58 pm

HOW DK YOU'S make holes for the crab to get in ... I have plastic totes idk how a saw would do might be to much ! For plastic

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Re: What are common ways to make a second level?

Post by mjjluver » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:36 pm

love the lights on the tank!
that and the different colored plants - it's like cosmic bowling!

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