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by Freckles24
Sun May 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gearing up for new 29G
Replies: 59
Views: 8727

Re: Gearing up for new 29G

I love the teal color!! It’s my fave and I’ve painted my night stands in something similar. This is my stand (29g as well). I bought it off Craigslist and painted/ distressed it. It was this ugly cream color with brown knobs and top. Now looking at this picture I’m wondering how the little legs have...
by Freckles24
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP. Streaking hermit crab?? Put some clothes on
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Re: HELP. Streaking hermit crab?? Put some clothes on

Came home today and my entire room smelt. He was sitting on top of the shells completely dried out. Very sad right now. I had 6 crabs starting out and now I have 3.
by Freckles24
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP. Streaking hermit crab?? Put some clothes on
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

HELP. Streaking hermit crab?? Put some clothes on

24 hours later... I came home to him sitting on top of the shells and when I took the tank lid off he started moving a lot and I got these pictures. I’m about to feed him some honey on a q tip. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180417/ac9cd3ed0b01bfcddfb9da116260e7b6.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cd...
by Freckles24
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: HELP. Streaking hermit crab?? Put some clothes on
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

HELP. Streaking hermit crab?? Put some clothes on

Grab some popcorn or something and get comfortable, this is going to be a lengthy post. 1. What kind of substrate is used in your tank and how deep is it? I use a mixture of EE and play sand (its like 5 bricks of EE and 50 lbs of sand) its about 8 inches deep all over with one corner being 10 inche...
by Freckles24
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Updating my Crabitat
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Updating my Crabitat

Hi! I have 3 pp's in a 20 gal tank. I was doing some research and I realized I do not have enough sand in my tank. I want to update the tank to make it more comfortable for my crabbies. Also my tank is stinky. I am positive that it is buried food as it smells like bad fruits and all my crabbies are...
by Freckles24
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat Help
Replies: 23
Views: 4500

Re: Crabitat Help

AwesomeHermit wrote:
Angel_crab wrote: crabs living in these containers often die within months.




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Or days.


Agreed
by Freckles24
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New crabitat upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 4061

Re: New crabitat upgrade

I love the look of this tank! Where’d you get it? My crabs like spider wood from aquarium shops
by Freckles24
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat Help
Replies: 23
Views: 4500

Re: Crabitat Help

Just remember that painted shells are a big no no. The forum recommends 5 shell option available but more is always better. Also make sure your substrate is deep enough for your crabs to molt safely.
by Freckles24
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Humidity and Temperature Gauge Residue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Humidity and Temperature Gauge Residue?

I was going to suggest a razor blade. It usually gets anything off glass. I know rubbing alcohol gets sticky off most things but I’d be afraid it could be harmful
by Freckles24
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat Help
Replies: 23
Views: 4500

Re: Crabitat Help

This is a picture of my tank before all the fake plants were added. I only have 4 hermit crabs from small to medium size. It has two 5”x3”x3” water bowls one for salt and one for freshwater. They also have a basket of shells with plenty to choose from. I have two UTH on the back of the tank in order...
by Freckles24
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Best Hygrometer?
Replies: 20
Views: 3382

Re: Best Hygrometer?

This is what I use https://m.lowes.com/pd/AcuRite-Digital-Weather-Station-with-Wireless-Outdoor-Sensor/1075631?cm_mmc=SCE_PLA-_-SeasonalOutdoorLiving-_-YearRoundOdfAndAccessories-_-1075631:AcuRite&CAWELAID=&kpid=1075631&CAGPSPN=pla&store_code=2776&k_clickID=b117e5a0-86e1-42eb-a300-f9333c031565&gclid...
by Freckles24
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Size question
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Size question

Maybe you could get a 29 gallon. It’s the same size as a 20 but taller. I have four in mine and they all have lots of space. I think 2 in a 20 would last a long time. Maybe even long enough that you could move out and then get what tank you want.
by Freckles24
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: DIY Decor on a budget?
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: DIY Decor on a budget?

That’s true. I saw a post on here talking about how all of the sub gets dug in/ made tunnels with. Yet the opens surface can only be used with things to climb on so the sub is the most important part. My crabs range from small to medium so I have about 10” of sub and that leaves me with 8” of space ...
by Freckles24
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: DIY Decor on a budget?
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: DIY Decor on a budget?

I have a 29 gallon (which is the same thing as a 20 High, same foot print as a 20 but taller) I don’t really have room for a second level because most of the tank is sub. I do however have an elevated moss pit on one side and a shell shop on the other. For those I simple used shower caddies with suc...
by Freckles24
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Dry top layer?
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Dry top layer?

Back when I had a 10 gallon I had a grate type lid that didn’t keep humidity in and I used a heat lamp and my sub was always dry on top. Since I’ve updated I’ve had no issues but I also keep my humidity closer to 90% than 80%. I really wouldn’t recommend a heat lamp because they can dry up your humi...