Can I see your water pools?

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Can I see your water pools?

Post by HermieCrabs » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:47 am

I am redoing our water pools and I would love to see photos of how you have constructed yours! Both fresh and salt water, ladders, rocks, etc.

If you have a photo, would you post it here? It would help me decide how to change ours up!

Thanks in advance!


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Post by hermie3 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:20 am

I'm interested in seeing this too! Great idea. Thanks for asking and hoping you'll get some responses!


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Post by SlimPickins » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:23 am

Interested. New crabber here. My wife and I are about to build a 125 gallon tat and am looking to make infinity pool systems using 3+ gallon containers and smaller 1+ gallon containers and will be implementing a waterfall to keep the water flowing. It works perfect in my head :lol: . I would like to (eventually) have a self-sufficient bio set-up so I am starting with baby-steps.

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Post by Julsie » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:56 pm

Mine is really basic compared to some hardcore ones i’ve come across. Simple air pump system from Walmart cost me under $20. Added some mesh to use as a ramp and zip tied them through a hole in the container and added rocks. My dad drilled a small hole into the lid of the tank to wire the tube through. I’m curious to see some other pools as well. Image
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Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:00 pm

Here's mine.
Freshwater is a small tupperware container (ladder made out of mesh, has pothos in it) and far right, saltwater pool - glass siliconed in, access by rocks to submerge.Image

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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:22 pm

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Here are the water pools in my 100 gallon tank


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Post by Motörcrab » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:49 pm

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Here's a link to the cycled water pools i made last year out of 2.5 gallon aquariums. My crabs love them!
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Re: Can I see your water pools?

Post by Links » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:39 pm

It’s hard to tell in these pics but they are deep enough for the crabs to submerge. Although I will be getting something deeper sometime. As well as hopefully finding at least a 75 gallon tank. Image
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Post by mool » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:52 pm

Thanks for this post and thanks to those of you who posted their pool setups. When I set my tank up the "in" thing to do was recess the pools into the substrate. My pools are at ground level. Is that not a thing anymore? Also, my pools are virtually empty compared to y'alls. The fresh pool has two river stones that hold down the bubble stone. The salt pool has two river stones in it. The stones are loose, not glued down.


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Re: Can I see your water pools?

Post by CrabKate » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:59 pm

So do the crabs spend time under water in both the Fresh and Salt water pools? I’m setting up my new habitat and thought I might as well piggy back a question on this thread.


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Re: Can I see your water pools?

Post by mool » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:11 am

They do need to be able to fully submerge. I rarely see my underwater. Mostly they sit on the edge and daintily dip their toes in.

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Post by crabbycasey » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:12 am

My crabs get in both pools, but probably spend more time in the freshwater...and yes, they will submerge completely sometimes! I have clear containers so that I can see them still when they’re completely under, I love watching them in the water!
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Here’s my pool/moss pit set up on the freshwater side. I used drawer organizers, with the smaller one set inside the larger one. Those are Marimo Moss Balls in there...the crabs like to sit on top of them, lol.


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Post by Hermielover121 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:44 pm

Wow it’s so funny different crabs can prefer different pools more. Mine prefer the saltwater.Image
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(Water pools are dirty because they like to kick eco earth in while drinking)
but I do see them drinking from both.


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Post by PinkyNTwinkie33 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:56 pm

crabbycasey wrote:My crabs get in both pools, but probably spend more time in the freshwater...and yes, they will submerge completely sometimes! I have clear containers so that I can see them still when they’re completely under, I love watching them in the water!
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Here’s my pool/moss pit set up on the freshwater side. I used drawer organizers, with the smaller one set inside the larger one. Those are Marimo Moss Balls in there...the crabs like to sit on top of them, lol.


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Just wanted to say your tank looks awesome! Love that pool set up and the idea of using drawer organizers!! Image


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Post by crabbycasey » Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:41 pm

PinkyNTwinkie33 wrote: Just wanted to say your tank looks awesome! Love that pool set up and the idea of using drawer organizers!! Image


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Thank you! It worked really nicely since they’re made for stacking like that! The larger one acts as a place holder for when I pull the pools out to change the water. Also, that’s where I did my moss pit (helps with spillover too)...in the extra space of the bottom, larger organizer. I knew what I wanted and when I walked by them on the shelf at Walmart, I knew they’d work perfectly! Image


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