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by KrankyKrab
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: PPs changing color?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: PPs changing color?

After a molt - yes but just randomly between? It’s very pretty but I’d hate to think something’s wrong while I admire lol


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by KrankyKrab
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: PPs changing color?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

PPs changing color?

I noticed this week that 2 of my PPs are turning red/orange at their tips and joints. It’s a drastic difference from their normal dark brown tone. I added Hermies color booster for 3 weeks or so but I didn’t think it would change anything - just brighten. I also added their pools which is in the fir...
by KrankyKrab
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building a multiple tank stand soon, but I have weight questions
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: Building a multiple tank stand soon, but I have weight questions

Silicone doesn't stick to silicone. If you did 3 thick lines, I hope it was 3 lines before they were cured. Also, the curing time is significantly longer. Silicone cures by reacting to moisture in the air, so the silicone in the middle will take a long time to be able to cure fully. Sent from my Pi...
by KrankyKrab
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building a multiple tank stand soon, but I have weight questions
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: Building a multiple tank stand soon, but I have weight questions

aussieJJDude wrote:Plexi can leak, as it doesn't bond well aith silicone. So keep an eye on it! :)

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Yeh I know [emoji30] - I tested each side for 48 hrs. And I put 3 thick layers of silicone. Fingers crossed.



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by KrankyKrab
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Building a multiple tank stand soon, but I have weight questions
Replies: 16
Views: 671

Re: Building a multiple tank stand soon, but I have weight questions

This topic just gave me another idea maybe I can implement one day. Completely remove my pools from my 55 and buy two 10 gal or larger aquariums (one salt one fresh) and set them up beside the 55 giving them a ladder or ramp to crawl from one tank to the other which would also require some sort of ...
by KrankyKrab
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: New Owner - Heater Question
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: New Owner - Heater Question

Joe, I agree. And this is coming from someone who wasted TONS of money and ended up upgrading 3 times. I wouldn’t play games with the heater. The thermostat will only help with the inside temp regulation. It won’t stop if the acrylic under the mat starts to melt if the tank is still cool enough to n...
by KrankyKrab
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Need help keeping my tank warm!
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Need help keeping my tank warm!

I swapped out my zoomed for reptile basics. HUGE DIFFERENCE. Plus you can SAFELY insulate it.

Zoo med UTH are useless - so sorry I wasted money at first


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by KrankyKrab
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 5537

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Me too - can’t believe how the glass lids came out. So hard to perfect.... love it.


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by KrankyKrab
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Finding the poop in the substrate
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: Finding the poop in the substrate

I use a small sifter. No rollies for me. Any critter other than crabs definitely freak me out. Once a month I’ll scoop the top layer (with hands so I don’t disrupt any tunnels) and place in sifter/net so excess poopies are caught while fluffing the surface. I think of it as controlling excess waste ...
by KrankyKrab
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 5537

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Scarlet!!!! How awesome of you!!! Yes diagrams are very helpful - also I was looking at your earlier pics which were an earlier stage. The egg crate around the main tank - I reread your post and I didn’t see how it’s secured. Just sub holding in place down to bottom or did you silicone the corners i...
by KrankyKrab
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)
Replies: 36
Views: 2964

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

Yep. The UTH is on the rear wall. The egg crate adds a little buffer between the glass and Coco fiber. We haven't had any issues with heating that tank. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk Thanks for confirming! So using this when I add/revamp/add again [emoji57] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
by KrankyKrab
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)
Replies: 36
Views: 2964

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

It has been holding up great so far! We did have the tank retired for a few months or two then got more crabs for it. I'm not sure what brand of Coco fiber we actually used though. We haven't seen any mold form and so far no crabs have shredded it. We did use a lot of zip ties to secure it in place...
by KrankyKrab
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 85
Views: 5537

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Hey Scarlet.... for your pools: How did you get the egg crate to adhere to the tank? The silicone doesn’t do a great job for me. I’ve been following your thread - so helpful as I go along with constructing mine. I like your minimalist look, too. Mine looks like a toddler found moms egg crate stash [...
by KrankyKrab
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)
Replies: 36
Views: 2964

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

Hey Moto - almost a year later... how’s the coconut fiber holding up? Did they pick at? Mold?

I’m highly considering this for my revamp....


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by KrankyKrab
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Upgrade for the crabbies
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Upgrade for the crabbies

I shake my little tush on the cat walk ... [emoji23]

((Sings all day now in her head))


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