65 Gallon New Crabitat!

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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Links » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:19 pm

Eye candy! What kind of lights are on this tank?


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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Motörcrab » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:29 pm

We just put a few in tonight. We had to wait for everything to adjust.

We haven't had an issue with the tension rods becoming loose. You could possibly add a strip of silicone to the rod and allow it to dry too.

It's just the LED lamps that came with the tank.

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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:31 pm

Keep us updated on how they like it, if you will!
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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:58 pm

Superglue would also be a good option, as it bonds better to plastics compared to silicone - and fsster drying/can dry within the tank as the moisture will quicken the process.

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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Motörcrab » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:18 pm

Here's some pictures of our crabs out and about in the 65.
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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm

Motörcrab wrote:Here's some pictures of our crabs out and about in the 65.
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That's it, you and Mrs. Motör (or are you Mr. Xeno lol) are coming to my house and decorating my 55 gal when I get it setup! Your tank looks like so much fun that I want to play in there with the crabs lol. Image You live in PA too so I know we can make this work. Image

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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Links » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:39 am

Looks like fun! What’s in that crystal ash tray looking thing?


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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:54 am

So cool! They look so happy in there, I’d live in there with them too. ;)

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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Motörcrab » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:26 am

CrabbyLover77 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm
That's it, you and Mrs. Motör (or are you Mr. Xeno lol) are coming to my house and decorating my 55 gal when I get it setup! Your tank looks like so much fun that I want to play in there with the crabs lol. Image You live in PA too so I know we can make this work. Image
Actually I think it may just be Mr. & Mrs. Crab! Although they are two names we would never name any of our guys. We always joked around at doing custom tanks for people. Similar to the shows where people redecorate houses or Tanked. We live in central PA near Knoebels so I'm sure we could figure out something.
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Looks like fun! What’s in that crystal ash tray looking thing?
It's a crystal ashtray! :hlol: We pick up cheap ashtrays and what ever appears can be used for crab foods. We found its easier to have a bunch of dishes in reserve so you can change foods and to worry about cleaning the dishes first.
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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:02 am

Motörcrab wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:29 pm
We just put a few in tonight. We had to wait for everything to adjust.

We haven't had an issue with the tension rods becoming loose. You could possibly add a strip of silicone to the rod and allow it to dry too.

It's just the LED lamps that came with the tank.

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So are tension rods a necessity? 10 or so inches of substrate wouldn't hold the eggcrate in?
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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Motörcrab » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:13 am

Once you add the weight of the wheels and shelves the top of the egg crate leans out from the glass. With a determined crab they will eventually find that opening and climb between the egg crate and rear glass. It is probably possible with out the tension rods but we play it safe. The tension rods also give more climbing area and places to attach things.

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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by ciaraalston » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:59 pm

WOW!!! Your tank is INCREDIBLE!!!! I love the rods across the top and the hammocks!!! I bet the crabs are going to love it!!!!!! Thanks for the pics! If you dont mind I may try to recreate those rods in my 80? Mine love being high up, and I love that look!

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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:08 pm

Lol at Mr. & Mrs. Crab! That would be so cool to do custom tank decorating. I use to watch Tanked all the time before it was canceled. I also use to watch Scaled (guys that did custom reptile tanks in Canada). I think they only had one season. I bet you guys could make a ton of money!


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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:19 pm

Motörcrab wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:13 am
Once you add the weight of the wheels and shelves the top of the egg crate leans out from the glass. With a determined crab they will eventually find that opening and climb between the egg crate and rear glass. It is probably possible with out the tension rods but we play it safe. The tension rods also give more climbing area and places to attach things.

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Aahhh. Ok. Thank you.
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Re: 65 Gallon New Crabitat!

Post by Motörcrab » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:03 pm

ciaraalston wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:59 pm
WOW!!! Your tank is INCREDIBLE!!!! I love the rods across the top and the hammocks!!! I bet the crabs are going to love it!!!!!! Thanks for the pics! If you dont mind I may try to recreate those rods in my 80? Mine love being high up, and I love that look!
Thanks! I did all the egg crate and crab mesh stuff. Xenocrab made the ropes, decorated the hanging pot, and flower pots. The crabs have been all over the tank! The tension rods are great wrapped. Our crabs, even the babies climb on them. The give so many options for adding things to the tank too!
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Lol at Mr. & Mrs. Crab! Image That would be so cool to do custom tank decorating. I use to watch Tanked all the time before it was canceled. I also use to watch Scaled (guys that did custom reptile tanks in Canada). I think they only had one season. I bet you guys could make a ton of money!
A TV show would be fun! Similar to Bar Rescue too! Go in an yell at everyone on how terrible their tank conditions are then threaten to walk out and not do their tank! Then reconsider and do the new tank! I highly doubt that would ever happen. It would be huge to promote awareness and general care.

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