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by Atticus
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

I think I will do something along the lines of those shelves. Should I worry about the material? I'm assuming if I get the kind specifically for sink use that rust would not be an issue, but if the paint were to chip, would I have problems there? I'll see if I can find plastic ones first. Aren't cra...
by Atticus
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

I have used both, and Ultratherm is definitely best! For second level, you can also get clear L-shaped strips from the home improvement store and silicone them directly onto the tank. I go all across the back and sides, both at the top to hang vines from, and a few inches down for moss pits and suc...
by Atticus
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What sort of toys do hermits like?
Replies: 32
Views: 1733

Re: What sort of toys do hermits like?

I'm planning on using Mopani leftover from an aquarium, several branches of cholla wood, and two large-ish pieces of grape wood if I can find any that appeal to me. I have a gorgeous piece in my shrimp tank, but I refuse to pull it out. :D I'm going to knit a net for my crabs, and I have visions of ...
by Atticus
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

Oooh that looks perfect! Thank you so much.
by Atticus
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

If you have only 6 inches of sub, your UTH should be within 36x12. [emoji6] Crabbers unite!!! I'm looking at the ZooMed line of heaters. I like the price a lot. I think the dimensions are something like 8 inches by 18 inches. If I need something to run the entire 36 inches, what brands are closer t...
by Atticus
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

Hmm... Crochet a net... I could knit one up in about ten minutes on my biggest needles or even arm knit one even faster. That would be fun. I could use hemp or something which would be interesting to knit. By craft mesh, I definitely meant needlepoint canvas, haha. I thought it would make a good alt...
by Atticus
Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What sort of toys do hermits like?
Replies: 32
Views: 1733

Re: What sort of toys do hermits like?

Haha, I'll try it then, just for you! :lol: When I get them all set up, I'll keep a careful eye on the ball to see what happens.
by Atticus
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

I am figuring out that many of the things I do for my aquariums are going to work for my terrarium. I would like to construct a second "floor." I am considering using a stiff craft mesh as the second level. I'm going to be using suction cup hooks to hold the mesh in place and I'll be able to use woo...
by Atticus
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What sort of toys do hermits like?
Replies: 32
Views: 1733

Re: What sort of toys do hermits like?

Lol, okay then I'll just stick to pools and climbing toys. I'm planning to build a second level for extra play space so I'm sure I can come up with some creative climbing equipment.
by Atticus
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

So should it go on the back panel or a side panel? I double checked the dimensions. It's 36 inches long x 12 inches wide x 18 inches tall. Glad to hear that the clay pots will work out. I usually clean mine in near boiling water with white vinegar. I usually use freshwater for this, but I can, of co...
by Atticus
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

Hamilation, thanks for the advice. I've already read up on a lot of what you said, and I'm taking it all into consideration with my sketch I've made up. I'm planning on using cholla wood which I get fairly inexpensively, grapewood, and mopani (I have a nice piece I'm not using in my aquariums which ...
by Atticus
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What sort of toys do hermits like?
Replies: 32
Views: 1733

What sort of toys do hermits like?

I'm making a list of supplies I'll be needing for my new hermies (coming soon to an apartment near me), and like the true loser I am, I began to graph (to scale) the set up I'm hoping to achieve in my 3-foot tank. I heard somewhere or watched a video or something that hermit crabs enjoy toys, so I d...
by Atticus
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

I found the safe foods list and IAL is on it so I answered my own question. :)
by Atticus
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Re: Just doing some research

Thank you for all the answers. I'm happy to hear this tank will work out for some crabs. I found out the hard way when I first started keeping fish that research should be done before you acquire a new pet. I have a lot of ideas about how to set up the tank and I plan on graphing it out and posting ...
by Atticus
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Just doing some research
Replies: 27
Views: 348

Just doing some research

Hello everyone! I'm new here and new to hermit crabs. I'm moving in a month to the Mississippi Gulf Coast (from northern Mississippi) with my dog, three empty ten gallon tanks, a twenty gallon freshwater shrimp tank, and a currently uninhabited however planted 35 gallon aquarium. I love keeping fish...