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by FairyDefender
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Heat

Hermiesguardian wrote: If you heat the sand it can be too warm for them and they won't have a place to cool off. Also it can dry the sand out.
I'm not going to heat it just makes me wonder how they will like it if it's cold.

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by FairyDefender
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Heat

I also keep my house cold in fall/winter, so I feel you. I have ultratherms covering the entire back of my tank and topper. In the fall/winter, I insulate one whole side of my tank that doesn’t have a UTH with reflective foil insulation (reflectix I think? It’s the pliable stuff with the bubble-wra...
by FairyDefender
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New setup / substrate
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: New setup / substrate

Thanks for the responses! I have bubblers but I don't have them turned on yet. I am hoping they will help. I really like the idea of putting moist EE on top & letting the crabbies work it in occasionally.

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by FairyDefender
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Heat

Hmmmm. Didn't know that about the sand. I do have a temp. controller that the heaters plug into but that's not much help unless it gets to hot & I don't see that being an issue. I may be able to slide some bubble wrap insulation under & I will try some insulation on the sides. Nobody is moving in un...
by FairyDefender
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures For Instagram
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Pictures For Instagram

Sheldon sporting his brand new shiny shell :)Image

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by FairyDefender
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Heat

The back wall is egg crate with coconut fiber over but it's pretty thin. Probably about 1/2". What if I put a heater on the side with it below the sand line? I'm worried the sand will be way to cold. The tank is big enough they should be able to dig away from the heat if it was warmer than they like...
by FairyDefender
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Heat

65-70 ish for the house. I think insulated the bottom isn't possible now unless I took all the sand back out.......ugh that sounds like a terrible time, lol

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by FairyDefender
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Heat

Setting up the new tat....... here's what we have so far. I've had the heat running for 2-3 day now & I'm only getting up to about 74°f. I like to keep the house cold so I'm sure winter will be worse. I have 2 of these heaters on the back with foam behind them. So all the area above the sand is cove...
by FairyDefender
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Weight of sand
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Weight of sand

Thanks! It does have a deep base, about 10".

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by FairyDefender
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Weight of sand
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Weight of sand

Has anyone had any problems with the weight of substrate? I'm setting up an exo-terra xl terrarium. It's 36x36x16. It's going to take 300-350 lbs of sand. I have it on a sturdy table but I'm not sure about the glass. I can't find any weight specifications on the tank. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tap...
by FairyDefender
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New setup / substrate
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: New setup / substrate

I mixed with dechlorinated water (prime) & used salt water to moisten sand, it was a little dry. I guess I'm just worried b/c I'm struggling to keep humidity in current setup & I want to eliminate that.

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by FairyDefender
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: New setup / substrate
Replies: 5
Views: 102

New setup / substrate

Setting up a new crabitat. Would 3 bricks of Eco earth work for 300 lbs of sand? I'm using play sand 50 lb bags so that would be about 1/2 brick per bag. I dont want to put anything else in until I have the sand right & I'm not near a pet store to get anymore EE. I thought a 5:1 ratio was going to b...
by FairyDefender
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Pet Sand
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Pet Sand

Thanks guys[emoji846] I have a camera it's just not set up yet. The kids usually walk up to fast. Sometimes if I notice one is out I can watch without them knowing I'm there. As long as I don't tell the kids they're out! LOL

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by FairyDefender
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Pet Sand
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Pet Sand

We have had all our crabs for a couple months now. They are so skittish. I rarely ever see them. They are always hiding. If one happens to come out and someone walks by the tat they hide again. Any clue when this behavior might end? Conditions in the tat are good. I think they r just scared. We don'...
by FairyDefender
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Successful Molt!
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Successful Molt!

We have had our first molt & it was a success! I'm so relieved, lol. This guy came home from school with my daughter in a cracked shell & missing his big claw. He had been down for about 6-8 weeks. Not the best pics but I don't want to disturb him. He has his claw back! [emoji2] https://uploads.tapa...