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by aussieJJDude
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Our Other Pets
Topic: Does This Exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Does This Exist?

I've seen posts on the web of people creating open enclosures for their chameleons, such as a 'Chameleon climbing wall' or 'Chameleon tree'. Dunno the practicality, but they do look cool. Could also set up a nice pond in a corner qnd have a good turtle setup? Something like a smaller turtle like mus...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Shell Care
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Shell Care

I've done it on the past. Its messy, but it does work in a pinch. Just use some olive oil on the outside (i like to 'wet' sime paper towel and then rub it on the outside... little goes a long way!). It can be added to the tank immediately after 'polishing'.

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by aussieJJDude
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Spider plant
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Spider plant

You can, but i dunno how the crabs would like eating them. When they die, mine tend to go soft... my crabs prefers more crunchy leaves.

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by aussieJJDude
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 50 gallon build
Replies: 41
Views: 1207

Re: 50 gallon build

Could try an arcylic rod on the insiding of each corner, and weld that into place? Similar if you were building a box out of wood, using the dunno, 2x2 to build the frame, and then plywood on top, drilled into the frame. (Difference being instead of drilling, your chemcially welding?) Sent from my S...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Lighting

The double sided tap I wouldn't trust when exposed to constsnt heat and humidity. It holds, but not with condemnation- has lights fall into my aquarium using same tap.

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Snake plant?
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Snake plant?

I would say a tentative yes. I've come into contact with a member that has a snakeplant with their crabs for a good couple of months... (sorry cant remember the exact timeframe :/ ) without issues. Try to keep it pesticide free, and potted so once the crabs do trash it, can be removed with ease. Sen...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Lighting

If it fits inside the tank (may be a struggle, unless yoy get a smaller unit) could try zip-tying the ballast onto the glass braces. I've done similar, works a treat! :)

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 50 gallon build
Replies: 41
Views: 1207

Re: 50 gallon build

Imo, the issue sounnds more due to the fact you're trying to silicone arcylic (plexiglass) with silicone to create a watertight seam. Silicone and plexi dont mix well, and never form a strong bond. This is due to the oils withing the plexi, as the silicone will never get a 'good grip' and the weight...
by aussieJJDude
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Using a tote
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Using a tote

Many like to get clear totes so that way they cab still look into the tote. But honestly, it dorsnt matter. They all work the same.


The only issue, if you get a darker one, you mau want to mount some light(s) so they can have a proper day/night cycle.

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by aussieJJDude
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Climbing Gym
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Climbing Gym

Thats really cool, I like it a lot!

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Build Diary - The Curio Crab-inet
Replies: 52
Views: 2257

Re: Build Diary - The Curio Crab-inet

Thats interesting. Is the picture going to be outside of the tank? I worry about any exposure of the paint to the crabs.

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Air plants
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Air plants

Most air plants to my knowledge are safe. Just to be safe, what exactly were you thinking to purchase? Safe: - bromeliads - tillandsia - mosses - orchids You may need a small 'quarantine' period in case the seller sprayed them with an insecticide. Wash it throughly, qnd repeat it over a month period...
by aussieJJDude
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: What shell's do Aussie's prefer?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: What shell's do Aussie's prefer?

Meg'sAussieCrabitat wrote:Shells arrived today, everything is great, perfect size, etc. Definitely recommend this shop :)
Did you get it from the store I suggested?

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by aussieJJDude
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Am I doing this right??
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Am I doing this right??

It will hover around 75% when its been in the 'chamber' for a couple of hours. Any major changes is likely due to the humidity in the chamber settling.

If if doesn't sit at 75%, the gauge is either busted or inaccurate.
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by aussieJJDude
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Misting questions
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Misting questions

Its common for the first couple of inches to dry out, but underneath is at a good consistency. I reccmend poking a hole all the way to the bottom along a glass wall, if it holds it shape than it is fine - no need to panic!

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