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by Cortnilin
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Exo Terra ?
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Exo Terra ?

I use one and it works well. I have ten inches of sub in the back and the sub reaches the vents in the front...no issues. The eco terra I bought is certified to hold water in the bottom (I'm sure they all are) and has no prob with the weight of the sand. However, if I were to ever move it, I would r...
by Cortnilin
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What to do if your hermit crab isn't eating
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: What to do if your hermit crab isn't eating

In most situation the crabs are actually eating and they just may not eat enough to be noticeable to us. I'm sure there are times that hand feeding is appropriate, perhaps when they lose their feeder claw, when they are sick, or with hermit crabs that are not fearful of humans. However, it is not so...
by Cortnilin
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: newbie alert!
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: newbie alert!

:| Oh wow, I just feel so bad they don't eat the fruits, nuts and eggshells. I hope he can survive on driftwood They are most likely eating it and you just can't tell. I have watched my crabs chow down on pieces of fruit or meat and when I take the food out to dispose of the leftovers it doesn't lo...
by Cortnilin
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

HERMIT CRAB NOT MOVING!

No no no. They are a very experienced crabber. They are sending me food from hermitcrabpatch.com which is very healthy for crabs They are sending me instant ocean salt mix And a 10G tank can hold 2 small to medium sized crab (: Ive seen people house even 3-4 small to medium sized. By the time they ...
by Cortnilin
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Peach wood
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Peach wood

When looking at the care guide in the food and water section, it is listed as fatally toxic.


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by Cortnilin
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: DIY Heat Source??
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: DIY Heat Source??

Do you know where the breaker box is or what all is plugged into and running off of that particular switch? Sometimes breaker boxes will be labeled with what switches run what outlets. It may be a combo of the things currently running on that switch that are pulling too many amps... For example, I h...
by Cortnilin
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ants!
Replies: 14
Views: 813

Re: Ants!

Yeah, I'm not paying the Hermit Crab Patch for several hundred pounds of substrate that I can make myself for less than $50. A 75 gallon tank needs around 400-500 lbs of playsand and about 6 bricks of Eco Earth. I bought 5 50lb bags of playsand from my local Lowes. Cost me around $25 with tax. 3 br...
by Cortnilin
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Is rubber bad for hermit crabs
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Is rubber bad for hermit crabs

Plasti-dip is popular in the fish aquarium world. Many people use it on the inside and outside of their tanks to create backgrounds or cover hoses...it can hold up to inclement weather with no problem so I think you'd be safe there. My only real worry would be your crabs picking at it or eating it. ...
by Cortnilin
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: BIG EMERGENCY!! MUST READ!
Replies: 12
Views: 709

BIG EMERGENCY!! MUST READ!

That is a good sign I would think. glad they all made it. Do you know what caused the spike in temp? Sorry I am not very helpful, I am newer to this forum and hesitate to pass out advice. However, if you know what caused the spike, we may be able to prevent it from happening again. Sent hastily from...
by Cortnilin
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: BIG EMERGENCY!! MUST READ!
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: BIG EMERGENCY!! MUST READ!

Are you using a diy humidifier? Vaporizer maybe? What would you be using for humidity that requires hot water?


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by Cortnilin
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Help! Fogger question
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Help! Fogger question

Good luck!


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by Cortnilin
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Help! Fogger question
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Help! Fogger question

I found mine having a similar issue when I made it and it was more so bc the water droplets were clogging my small tube and causing a backup. When I would blow in the end of the tube, forcing the water back into the fogger, the problem would stop. When I switched to a larger/wider hose the problem s...
by Cortnilin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Food dish on second level?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Re: Food dish on second level?

This is fabulous! Thank you for the details on how you put the level together and I'm glad that your "big guy stomps all over it" as I also have a big fella and was wondering if it would stand up to his antics.[/quote] Thanks! It's worked out extremely well for me :) Sent hastily from my iPhone....
by Cortnilin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Tips on keeping Humidity up
Replies: 40
Views: 2301

Tips on keeping Humidity up

It works.....I made one from a Walgreens cool mist humidifier that is very similar in style. It works well, however, I used the tubing off of an aquarium syphon instead of pvc for mine. I just attached it to the humidifier spout using aquarium silicone. I didn't like how many water droplets it was p...
by Cortnilin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: So here I go....
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: So here I go....

OMG, haven't I commented about your crabitat yet?! :shock: Just wanted to say its beautiful and looks amazing! Sure the crabs love it. ....Resume discussion... Thank you! I have definitely tried to make up for the odd shape of the tank by sprucing up the second level.....so far so good [emoji51] Se...