Tank DECOR IDEAS!!!!!!

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Tank DECOR IDEAS!!!!!!

Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:44 pm

Hi I need some cheap tank decor ideas!!!! :crabbigsmile:
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Post by asiankanye » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:46 pm

Stuff like cholla and cork is pretty cheap, and they look really good. Fake plants are also a good option. For water pools, you can use plastic tubs, and you can also use a shower caddy as a moss pit. If you want more hides, you could use a plastic tub flipped upside down with a hole cut in it as a door(sort of like a snake humidity box). That's all I know, but I'm not that great at decorating. Hope this helps!

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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:49 pm

Thanks!!!
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Post by MauiMama » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:22 pm

Make a popsicle stick bridge! You just need the sticks (you can get a box of 1000 for like $5) and twine to weave around the ends, over-under style. I made this one for my crabbies!

You can also build hides and structures out of legos. I've also gotten fish tank decor like coral archways and wrapped them in craft mesh to give them something to crawl on.

Otherwise all of asiankanye's suggestions were great, too!



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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:30 am

I love making levels out of numerous items, like shower caddies, pvc platform - make legs out of pvc, and put a slate tile on top for example -, wood, vines ect. Crabs love the climb and also enjoy hiding in the decor.

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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:04 am

Thanks for the cool ideas!!!!
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Re: Tank DECOR IDEAS!!!!!!

Post by Hermies Conrad » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:31 pm

Hello! If you still need some ideas I have a few to add. I’ve been keeping hermits for many years and I’ve used all kinds of things to decorate or provide hideaways with such as clay pots, plastic cups or jugs that I cut in half, coconut shells from the grocery store, and as previously mentioned lots of aquarium decor. I prefer using wood and I think most kinds can work except evergreen. Someone correct me if I’m wrong here. I find lots of cool pieces of wood out on walks and stuff. I enjoy changing up the tanks a lot to keep it interesting for everyone including me!

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Re: Tank DECOR IDEAS!!!!!!

Post by HappyHermit0916 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:01 am

Hermies Conrad wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Hello! If you still need some ideas I have a few to add. I’ve been keeping hermits for many years and I’ve used all kinds of things to decorate or provide hideaways with such as clay pots, plastic cups or jugs that I cut in half, coconut shells from the grocery store, and as previously mentioned lots of aquarium decor. I prefer using wood and I think most kinds can work except evergreen. Someone correct me if I’m wrong here. I find lots of cool pieces of wood out on walks and stuff. I enjoy changing up the tanks a lot to keep it interesting for everyone including me!
Thanks!
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Post by Motörcrab » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:42 am

If you browse through the DIY section there are tons of pictures of things everyone has done to their tanks.

To get you started here are a few links to some of our crabitats.
CrAbByLaNd
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=120756

Crabby Nursery
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=120521

65 Gallon
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=121837#p1091906

We sent your order out today so you should have it in a few days.


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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:35 am

Motörcrab wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:42 am
If you browse through the DIY section there are tons of pictures of things everyone has done to their tanks.

To get you started here are a few links to some of our crabitats.
CrAbByLaNd
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=120756

Crabby Nursery
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=120521

65 Gallon
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=121837#p1091906

We sent your order out today so you should have it in a few days.

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Yay!!
Thank you!!! :crabbigsmile:
I love all animals no mater what!!!
My hermit crab YouTube channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCJWuO8Urh5X94yipfRNiVRA
RIP Thimble the best hamster ever
Love you Lola, Reynie, Piper, Opal, and Jasper

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