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by aussieJJDude
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Can I Use Washed Buffet Sea Snail Shells for Crabs?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Can I Use Washed Buffet Sea Snail Shells for Crabs?

Oh yeah, I don't think the image works as well, since I think I need to use Tapatalk to upload images, as right now I'm primarily using my phone browser, and I can't seem to figure it out! And that's great, I've saved a handful of bucks on shells, and yes, I've already boiled them. Thanks for your ...
by aussieJJDude
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Can I Use Washed Buffet Sea Snail Shells for Crabs?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Can I Use Washed Buffet Sea Snail Shells for Crabs?

The picture didnt work for me...

But the shells are fine after a boil IMO. The boil should of removed much contaminants (and steriling them).

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by aussieJJDude
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Any Use for Whole Eaten Oyster Shells?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Any Use for Whole Eaten Oyster Shells?

Yep, I think they'll be fine to use. If the oyster was seasoned, I'd give it a good wash/scrub before offering to the crabs.

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Okay to cover Ultratherm UTH with aluminum foil for heat reflection?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Okay to cover Ultratherm UTH with aluminum foil for heat reflection?

No. Not all UTH can be safely insulated.


But I've heard flukers abd Ultratherm can, so if you have one of the two it sbould be safe to do so.

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendations from other groups?
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Recommendations from other groups?

Some groups still advocate using UTH underneath the crabitat, but on a thermostat to control temperature so substrate doesnt get too warm. Honestly it does provide warm/cool zones within the tank, so I do wonder if its beneficial when used correctly! Also seen differences in the tank setup. A group ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Future Hermit Crab Keeper, Preparing for Crabs
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: New Future Hermit Crab Keeper, Preparing for Crabs

Welcome to the board. Crabs probably are one of the easiest college pets to keep as they require very little maintainence once set up correctly. You'll probably find them similar to fish in terms of care and interactive-ness.... Everyone above have some good links worth checking out! So highly recco...
by aussieJJDude
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: 3 crabs need a good home
Replies: 22
Views: 960

Re: 3 crabs need a good home

While the plexiglass pool does sound like a good addition VickyG, I would encourage you to switch to glass. Silicone and plexi does not bond well, and eventually will fail resulting in a flood!

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Putting a 5 gallon Betta fish tank in my 50 gallon tank
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Putting a 5 gallon Betta fish tank in my 50 gallon tank

I'd be worried more for the fishes sake rather than the crab. A betta isnt going to do much damage compared to a crab which can not only rip the finnage of a betta apart, but also the betta itself. IMO, if you want fish with crabs. You want it to be small, darty cheap fish that you're not afraid on ...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Crabs Needing a Home
Topic: Crabs needing a new home (FL, Jacksonville)
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Crabs needing a new home (FL, Jacksonville)

Topic has now been moved ^_^

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1443

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

I've resealed the tank, but haven't braced the stand. I'm using metal tubular stand. Were you referring to bracing the seams of the glass tank or the metal seams of the stand? Edit: it's not a true rimless as I just removed the top trim. The glass is 6mm thick, and I've left the bottom black trim a...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabtopia build journal
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Crabtopia build journal

If you're up for the challenge, you could try popping out the bottom of the 40g and making it a lot easier to access the tank below - most likely, with a step stool! :D
by aussieJJDude
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1443

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

You may find to grow plants, the T5 may have to be lowered a bit... or get more units to increase PAR.


You may of already touch on this, but are you bracing the tank? I'd worry about the volume putting stress on the seams and glass if you're not...

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by aussieJJDude
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hermit wheel!
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Hermit wheel!

aslansgirl89 wrote:Ok, is the one shown a diy or a different type of wheel?

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Both store brought, but different brands (types).

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by aussieJJDude
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Digging
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

Re: Digging

Any posts from this point on that does not pertain to the actual topic at hand will be removed...


(Keep in mind, this topic is a couple of months old and the OP may of already found the answer to their problem)

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New Crab Owner Here
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: New Crab Owner Here

Welcome to the board! All the advice and comments above are amazing, and no need to parrot what everyone said beautifully...


So once again,
Welcome!

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