Upgrade for the crabbies

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Upgrade for the crabbies

Post by KyWiser » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:26 pm

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Hey yall.

We finally got a bigger tank for your 2 pps. Just looking for ideas to add to the tank. Ways to make different levels etc. These guys went from a crowded 10 gallon to this 36 gallon. Waiting on a curved glass hinge top to get rid of the plastic one as well.

Happy new year!!


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Re: Upgrade for the crabbies

Post by Motörcrab » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:24 am

Crabby New Year!

You could add a shower caddy with suction cups with moss to the side. Zip tie Cholla, or crafting mesh as a way they can climb into it. Crabs usually love to hide in and much on moss. Adding a plastic hamster wheel will give endless hours of enjoyment to you and your crabs. They absolutely love walking in wheels. You could also get some egg crate in the ceiling tile area at Lowe's and build second levels out of that. All you need is a good cry of side cut pliers and a few dozen zip ties to hold everything together.
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Re: Upgrade for the crabbies

Post by KyWiser » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:42 am

Motörcrab wrote:Crabby New Year!

You could add a shower caddy with suction cups with moss to the side. Zip tie Cholla, or crafting mesh as a way they can climb into it. Crabs usually love to hide in and much on moss. Adding a plastic hamster wheel will give endless hours of enjoyment to you and your crabs. They absolutely love walking in wheels. You could also get some egg crate in the ceiling tile area at Lowe's and build second levels out of that. All you need is a good cry of side cut pliers and a few dozen zip ties to hold everything together.
Awesome! Thanks for the advice. I totally want to get a wheel soon. Been looking at egg crate too just from everyones pictures.

What would be the best way to build up beside suction cups now that i have sub in the tank?


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Re: Upgrade for the crabbies

Post by KrankyKrab » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:20 pm

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I took a 3 tier dish holder - I wrapped the plastic edges with twine. Burlap on bottom creates a nice hideaway too.

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Re: Upgrade for the crabbies

Post by RiNiKy506 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:35 pm

That’s cool! I’ve been trying to find something like that to do that! Love it!


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Re: Upgrade for the crabbies

Post by Scarletfire » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:16 pm

I've used 2 tier plastic shelves, usually used inside kitchen cabinets.

Pvc pipes as a stand, then put a flooring tile on it.

If you have any large pieces of driftwood, you could make a hammock and put it between as a catwalk.

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Re: Upgrade for the crabbies

Post by KrankyKrab » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:12 pm

I shake my little tush on the cat walk ...

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