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by aussieJJDude
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New to forums!!
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: New to forums!!

I've also done a salt dip.... new crabs seem to enjoy it a lot more, since at the store they were deprived of salt and then to run straight back to it.

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by aussieJJDude
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Built in 5 gallon Marine tank...How to cycle?
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Built in 5 gallon Marine tank...How to cycle?

I have a similar setup, the best thing would be to research topics/forums of nano aquariums, and draw inspiration and knowledge on how to care for a nano aquatic system. Tbh, if you're never had a successful aquarium in your care, I'd really suggest against trying to get a bioactive setup. It's a ve...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: DIY Aquarium?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: DIY Aquarium?

Both answers are good options. You want a sealant that contains no mould inhibitors, and usually it's a good idea that it says somewhere on the packaging that its aquarium safe.

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by aussieJJDude
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Side by side tanks?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Side by side tanks?

I know curls did. She made a plexiglass tunnel. Naalide has done similar, connecting their DIY enclosures using what I believe is plywood sealed with epoxy with a plexiglass front. (Another crabber did similar to naalide, connecting two exo terra together by cutting holes in the lids...) People on t...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Substrate cleaning

@aussie/curly, do either of you have isopods? If no, how do you deal with it decomposing? Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk In the past, I use to have isopods. In fact, I recently brought a colony of 'giant isopods' which I plan to grow before introducing into my tank. Currently I have spri...
by aussieJJDude
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Substrate cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Substrate cleaning

You can surface clean to remove poo, but its certainly not required. I personally like to spot clean my tank to remove EE from the substrate whenever possible - I use straight sand, personal choice - and food that the crabs have dragged around.

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by aussieJJDude
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Almost emptied the salt water dish!
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Almost emptied the salt water dish!

No. It sounds like they really enjoying their new salt water though! They sound like they are still settling in.

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by aussieJJDude
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crab Upgrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Crab Upgrade?

May I ask why you prefer glass aquariums? [emoji39] Sent from my LGL158VL using Tapatalk You may ^_^ I found when I had them in a tote it was very hard to enjoy them. Viewing them as they walk around is what makes it fun for me, and not being able to view then properly is a big negative for me. Plu...
by aussieJJDude
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat/humidity..
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Heat/humidity..

In newly set up tanks, humidity can fluctuate until everything has stabilised. So you may find after the next couple of weeks, it will mellow down again. Regardless, high humidity is usually fine and at most will likely encourage mould growth. If you ever have rather stable humidity (80-85%) and the...
by aussieJJDude
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Prime and Instant Ocean ratios?
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Prime and Instant Ocean ratios?

Prime stops bonding to ammonia after forty-eight hours. If there’s no ammonia or chloramine (which is broken down into chlorine and ammonia) already in the water there’s nothing to worry about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk ^^^ this. It still does bond readily with chlorine - until its gassed ...
by aussieJJDude
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Accidentally moved a molting strawberry hermit crab and its exoskeleton fell out, what should we do now?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Accidentally moved a molting strawberry hermit crab and its exoskeleton fell out, what should we do now?

Thank you so much for your reply. At least I know I am following the correct direction. I will find a plastic container to partially cover up the crab and also put the exoskeleton nearby. So far, he has not moved much but I can see his legs hiding inside the shell move from time to time. He has yet...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Amethyst for Decoration?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Amethyst for Decoration?

Many keep amethyst in aquariums without issue, so it's pretty safe to say its 'small animal' friendly. I'm also pretty sure people in the past have use these rocks to decorate their crabitats as well.

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Accidentally moved a molting strawberry hermit crab and its exoskeleton fell out, what should we do now?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Accidentally moved a molting strawberry hermit crab and its exoskeleton fell out, what should we do now?

What should we do now? Do we still need to put food in his food bowl on daily basis? Can we wash and change his salt water? Can we wash his tank? Do we need to darken his tank by covering it up with darker paper or clothes? I understand the crab will eat the exoskeleton. Where should we put the exo...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crab Upgrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Crab Upgrade?

Totes are fine to use. Used them in the past without issues, but I just dont like them as well as glass tanks.

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by aussieJJDude
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: I guess its offical... an upgrade?
Replies: 102
Views: 5797

Re: I guess its offical... an upgrade?

Motörcrab wrote:I was curious as to how your set up has been working out since it has been up and running for several months now. No news is good news I'm assuming.
It's been several months already?! Gosh. Time flies. I should definitely do an update, its probably needed.

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