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by Motörcrab
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (in process)
Replies: 26
Views: 668

Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (in process)

Fleabag is upset about it too!Image

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by Motörcrab
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Am I crazy?
Replies: 25
Views: 551

Re: Am I crazy?

When we set up out 75 G it was intended for Strawberries and 3 of our large Purples. I didn't think there was anything tougher to do with setting up a larger tank. If anything I believe they are easier to set up just because you have a lot more real estate to add water pools, food dishes, wheels, an...
by Motörcrab
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (in process)
Replies: 26
Views: 668

Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (in process)

The crate material is about 3/8" thick so the squares allow a pocket of air between the fiber mat and glass. So far I haven't had any issues with my method of insulating the UTH. Below is how do the heaters and insulate them on all my tanks. This is Fleabags Guide To Heating A Crabitat http://www.he...
by Motörcrab
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 1947
Views: 109043

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Look at those coal black eyes!
by Motörcrab
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Should I consider UVB?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Should I consider UVB?

Here is the caresheet to lighting and UVB bulbs. It goes over a ton of options. http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92543 When I set an UVB bulb up for my 75 G with strawberries I referenced the ZooMeds UVB Guide. https://zoomed.com/care-education-center/#uvb-lighting I m...
by Motörcrab
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Wooden 2nd Level Struggles

What I would do is use something natural that is pesticide free and also on the safe foods list. You can either find it outside or buy online. We made a nice 2nd level out of a piece of ZooMeds cork background and Flukers bamboo tension rods. I would not put any types of sealant on any wood inside m...
by Motörcrab
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: What sizes shell should I get next.
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: What sizes shell should I get next.

I just noticed you said he is an E. Good luck. They are know to wear tight fitting shells and are extremely picky. Go to the caresheet, guides, and FAQ's area and read over the guideline about E's.
by Motörcrab
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: What sizes shell should I get next.
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: What sizes shell should I get next.

Trying to judge the opening from the pics is a bit difficult. I am guessing he is currently in about a 5/8 opening size now. I personally would buy 2-3 shells that have 3/4" opening and another 2-3 shells with 7/8" openings. That way they have several options in each size. We have always had luck wi...
by Motörcrab
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: I guess its offical... an upgrade?
Replies: 44
Views: 3188

Re: I guess its offical... an upgrade?

That's looking great. I can't wait to see it with the cement oiter layer.

I know what you mean with the OCD it's got to be perfect thing. I will pull something apart several times trying to make thing how I think would be best.
by Motörcrab
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Am I crazy?
Replies: 25
Views: 551

Re: Am I crazy?

Here is the careguide for E's. We have been trying to find an E for almost a year with no luck. Our Eddie has been our only E for almost a year now. I managed to adopt another strawberry but no E's to be found anywhere! http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=92454 Here is a...
by Motörcrab
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Tote Crabitat and Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Tote Crabitat and Temperature

Like GotButterflies said. You can find great deals on used tanks. It may take several weeks or months to find what you want but the deals do pop up frequently. My guess is in a few months when people start "spring cleaning" more will pop up. I scored a 75 G with stand last year for $150. I had to dr...
by Motörcrab
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Possible upgrade, and final!
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Possible upgrade, and final!

The Egg Crate is what aussieJJDude started with his latest upgrade. It's using the light diffuser material you see them in offices that use fluorescent lighting. Think giant plastic crafting mesh. I really liked aussies idea and experimented on a 20 tall we have with the stuff. Pretty much summed up...
by Motörcrab
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crab buried in moss
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Crab buried in moss

My guys like sleeping and hanging out in the moss too. As long as your substrate is deep enough and sandcastle consistentcy they should go there to molt.
by Motörcrab
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Welcome the new Crew!!
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Welcome the new Crew!!

I'm glad I could help. I have pretty much only ordered from Naples. Their website is the easiest I found to navigate and figure out exactly what you want. They are pretty quick with getting orders to you as well. We have a crab similar to Prince too. For the longest time his name was Yellow Guy beca...
by Motörcrab
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Shells
Topic: The Shell Project: Length vs. Opening
Replies: 20
Views: 14396

Re: The Shell Project: Length vs. Opening

I love this! I used it at least once with buying shells off Ebay and worked great. About to use it again to purchase more. I really with this was either pinned to the shell section or even linked in the Care Sheets area! It's very helpful.