Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

All about freshwater & saltwater - dechlorinators, salt, water bowls, and pool construction & maintenance.
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Re: Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

Post by piratetoothgir » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:30 pm

These were my pools when they were first made.
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Here they are now.
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Re: Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:58 pm

stella wrote:These were my pools when they were first made.
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Here they are now.
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Very nice! Are the gem stones mainly for decorative and weighing down purposes? And do you find the air stones to be a good addition or necessity? I’ve also been thinking about this.

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Re: Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

Post by ciaraalston » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:49 pm

Personally I find the air stones to be a GREAT addition. I had to mist constantly but with the air stones in both pools my humidity stays up without misting. Plus it's moving the water, so I only do water changes every 3 days instead of daily.

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Re: Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

Post by piratetoothgir » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:59 am

ApePlanet wrote:
stella wrote:These were my pools when they were first made.
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Here they are now.
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Very nice! Are the gem stones mainly for decorative and weighing down purposes? And do you find the air stones to be a good addition or necessity? I’ve also been thinking about this.

Thanks!


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Those gemstones are in the container below the main one, so the crabs can’t touch them. I just did that so I coukd remember which is salt or fresh water, and for decoration. Airstones are great, I love mine! :)


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Re: Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

Post by PinchersAndShells » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:14 am

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I use stacks of shells for the stairway into the pools, they aren't siliconed down so that way I can scrub the shells when I clean the water dishes. I've never had issues with the crabs knocking the stacks over, so it works for me.

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Re: Show Me Your Water Dishes & Pools!

Post by fandt94 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:13 pm

ciaraalston wrote:That was the hard part. Haha. So first I had to cut the lip of the bowl a little to fold that section up. Then I took hole punch and pushed it down to where I wanted the hole. Then I just folded the lip that I cut back down and zip tied over it.
Does that make sense?
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ciaraalston wrote:These come from Wal-Mart in the cold food section. We buy a lot of lunch meat for sandwiches and this is what they come in. So i tossed the lids, added mesh, and doubled them up! ImageImageImage

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What did you use to make the holes for the zip ties?
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