Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

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Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by FinalxFantasy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:44 pm

I want to add an entire second floor inside the tank with an opening for a net or stairs with a railing so hermits can get up. Does anyone know what this would be called or if it exists?
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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:31 pm

I have used a wire shelf with craft mesh attached. I attach the shelf to the side with command strios. And use a bird ladder for them to climb.
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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by FinalxFantasy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:45 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:31 pm
I have used a wire shelf with craft mesh attached. I attach the shelf to the side with command strios. And use a bird ladder for them to climb.
Thx : D
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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by Motörcrab » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:44 pm

I used light diffusers from Lowe's on the rear wall and to make a second floor.

I zip tied the wheel onto the rear wall so the base was above the wheel. Then cut a narrow ledge as wide as the wheels base and made it extend out for a second level. I secured it all with zip ties.

On the other side of the tank I zip tied netting for the second level.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:23 pm

Motörcrab wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:44 pm
I used light diffusers from Lowe's on the rear wall and to make a second floor.

I zip tied the wheel onto the rear wall so the base was above the wheel. Then cut a narrow ledge as wide as the wheels base and made it extend out for a second level. I secured it all with zip ties.

On the other side of the tank I zip tied netting for the second level.ImageImageImageImage

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I love that toilet!!! :hlol:
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Post by Motörcrab » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:25 pm

I've been trying to potty train them! Not having much luck!


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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by Oliviet#1 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:31 pm

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I've been trying to potty train them! Not having much luck!


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Really? Lol how does that work? 😆 (or are you being sarcastic?)
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Post by Motörcrab » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 pm

It hasn't been working very well! They knock over the toilet daily and still prefer to poop in the wheels, water and food dishes!

I saw the toilet at Petco and had to buy it! It's non functioning of course! Just being sarcastic!


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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by FinalxFantasy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:48 pm

Motörcrab wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:44 pm
I used light diffusers from Lowe's on the rear wall and to make a second floor.

I zip tied the wheel onto the rear wall so the base was above the wheel. Then cut a narrow ledge as wide as the wheels base and made it extend out for a second level. I secured it all with zip ties.

On the other side of the tank I zip tied netting for the second level.ImageImageImageImage

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That’s a lot of steps *dies*
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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by Motörcrab » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:15 pm

It takes some time but isn't hard if you have a good set of diagonal cutters to cut the material. It has been holding up very well even the 20 gallon I did back at the beginning of the year has been doing great. No crabs have knocked over a wheel or got stuck behind it, yet.
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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by Tnguo » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:12 pm

Did you hot glue the mesh into the hamster wheel? Trying to glean ideas for my remodel.


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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by FinalxFantasy » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:24 pm

The hermit crabs are so cute I wish they were giant so i could cuddle them bc they're fuzzy
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Re: Does anyone know how to add a second floor inside the tank?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:42 pm

Tnguo wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Did you hot glue the mesh into the hamster wheel? Trying to glean ideas for my remodel.


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Zip ties. They can be used for alot of things.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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