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by Kleinerhejhog
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs are cold-how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Crabs are cold-how to troubleshoot?

Yep, that’s what my panicked brain couldn’t think of. The heater is fine, have to get a new thermostat, and in the meantime watch the temp constantly. Thanks!
by Kleinerhejhog
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs are cold-how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Crabs are cold-how to troubleshoot?

Usually between 80 and 85. The back of the tank is cold.
by Kleinerhejhog
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crabs are cold-how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Crabs are cold-how to troubleshoot?

Everything was fine on Friday, but today the crabitat is room temperature-between 70 and 75. I have an insulated ultratherm on the back controlled by a zilla thermostat. What do I do to figure out where the problem is, or which piece of equipment has failed?
by Kleinerhejhog
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: How can I tell if he's stuck?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: How can I tell if he's stuck?

Acceb_becca wrote:How's he doing?


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Haha, just fine. I left town the day I posted that, left instructions for my husband to try to dump her out later on, after two or three dumps I said to just leave her be, clearly she knew what she was doing.
by Kleinerhejhog
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Evolution of a Crabitat
Replies: 39
Views: 3983

Re: Evolution of a Crabitat

Looks fantastic, thanks for putting all those pictures up, they're really helpful; I'm in the process of setting up a tank. Can I ask the reason why you have raised the substrate off the bottom of the tank? H Sorry for the delay, been quite a year, lol... The false bottom is protection against floo...
by Kleinerhejhog
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Oh, crab! The crabitat has to move....
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Oh, crab! The crabitat has to move....

Well, my husband insisted that they should be able to move it without taking anything out. I figured he would change his mind when they tried it. What they did was actually pretty clever. We discovered that the kitchen table is almost exactly the same height as the tank stand. We put furniture glide...
by Kleinerhejhog
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Oh, crab! The crabitat has to move....
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Oh, crab! The crabitat has to move....

I will be taking out as much as I can. Don't know that it can all come out, guess that depends on how many are under and where they might be. I guess my question is less about keeping the sub wet, and more whether styrofoam might hurt it. My only other readily available option is a laundry basket. :...
by Kleinerhejhog
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Oh, crab! The crabitat has to move....
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Oh, crab! The crabitat has to move....

Hard to say. I had three, but pretty sure one never came up from his first molt. Adopted five, lost one of those within a couple weeks, I *think* I have seen everyone else at least once since then, but never all at the same time.
by Kleinerhejhog
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Oh, crab! The crabitat has to move....
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Oh, crab! The crabitat has to move....

Been quite a while since I was last on here, I'll post about that elsewhere. The very short version of the story is that I have no choice but to move my 55 gallon tank across the room. :shock: A friend will be here tomorrow, hopefully he can help my husband move it (I am not allowed to lift right no...
by Kleinerhejhog
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: How can I tell if he's stuck?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

How can I tell if he's stuck?

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/29/d398b757e2308b2f6a758330529c296d.jpg Every time I have looked for the last couple days, this is what I've seen. I don't know where anybody else is. I have been really busy, and just don't know if he's been out of there. And of course, I am about to leave town...
by Kleinerhejhog
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Time For A New Lid
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Time For A New Lid

I kept hearing this noise, and finally went to see what the dog was chewing up. For once, she was innocent. Followed my ears, and discovered this little snot shredding the foam board covering the gap in the lid. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/23/7c4c8cf4879be83fee98fe721c5de76f.jpg Sent from m...
by Kleinerhejhog
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: My first bad molt???
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: My first bad molt???

Scary stuff! Got my fingers crossed for her.
by Kleinerhejhog
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Skeet
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Skeet

Hi, there, and thanks for joining the group! I know some others will chime in, but I wanted to throw a couple things out there for you to get started on. You want your substrate to be six inches deep minimum, deeper is always better. Crabs love to dig, and like to go deep when they molt. You can eit...
by Kleinerhejhog
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Good crabitat?
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Good crabitat?

If anybody but me was fooling with them, I might think twice about the bricks. I did wrap them in paper to prevent scratching the glass. I do something in there every day, change food, water, pick up what they knock over, something, so the lids get opened daily. Plus, one side has a replacement lid ...
by Kleinerhejhog
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New 20-gallon tank
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: New 20-gallon tank

That I am not sure on. I have seem them in the store and wondered about them, but I don't remember reading anything here at all about them.