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by mdn8blu
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Small batch of salt water
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Small batch of salt water

That is AWESOME!!!! so for my one quart I only need 1/8 cup. thanks!!!
by mdn8blu
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Small batch of salt water
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Small batch of salt water

Hello. I have a bag of OCEANIC Natural Salt Mix that makes 5 gallons. I keep a quart of salt water in the fridge to refill the salt water dish (I already used another smaller batch to mix the substrate). The bag is 1.45 pounds so doing the math it seems that I would need about .08 lbs per quart. (.2...
by mdn8blu
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New owners: crabitat questions
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: New owners: crabitat questions

Iyiyiyiyi. So I let it sit out and it did go lower than 60. I put it in the tank and now it is above 60, so looks like it is working. Guess I need more patience.
;-)
by mdn8blu
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New owners: crabitat questions
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: New owners: crabitat questions

Ok, thank you.

Now how do I even know that the hygrometer is actually working? Which I'm thinking it isn't, because it is sitting out of the bag and still at 60.

Perhaps a run to the store for a new one is in order.
by mdn8blu
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New owners: crabitat questions
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: New owners: crabitat questions

Oh I gotcha... but what SHOULD be the optimal humidity level?
by mdn8blu
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New owners: crabitat questions
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: New owners: crabitat questions

Ok, so I thought I did this correctly... I put some salt in a baggie and wet it. I added the hygrometer. It went a little over 8hours... but it says 60. How do I determine if it is even functioning correctly before putting it the crabitat? And if i do... does that mean I adjusted the readings DOWN b...
by mdn8blu
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New owners: crabitat questions
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: New owners: crabitat questions

Alrighty!!! Bloat, Santa Claw and Nemo are officially in their new 10 gal tank!!! I just added the unused substrate I had left over from the smaller tank, mixed it in with the current substrate. Couldn't get over how moist it was towards the bottom. Looks a little bland now so I guess I need some fa...
by mdn8blu
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: New owners: crabitat questions
Replies: 14
Views: 233

New owners: crabitat questions

Hi. My crab tank is a bit smaller than 10gallon; a neighbor sold it to me. I have 3 crabs in it and the substrate is more like 5" than 6". There is a gauge already in the tank, but not sure how to calibrate it. I was concerned about too much 'stuff', but many seem to post that the crabs don't mind t...
by mdn8blu
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaning the poop!
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Cleaning the poop!

Oh yes, that is mixed in with the sand already. Thanks!
by mdn8blu
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaning the poop!
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Cleaning the poop!

Thank you. I just wasn't sure if it was ok to leave... btw, what is "EE"? Sorry... I had done a bunch of research prior to getting them (for my kids...ya, right) and am learning as I go along. They are fascinating. And the plethora of info available is awesome. I had a couple YEARS ago without knowi...
by mdn8blu
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaning the poop!
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Cleaning the poop!

Hi!! So I know what the poop looks like when it hits the water dish or was on a non-sandy surface... but now that I have the substrate in, I cannot easily see it. Not sure if I should just 'scrape' a thin layer off the top... I don't want to just leave it uncleaned... it just seems hard to tell with...