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by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Is my crab too anti-social?
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Is my crab too anti-social?

It certainly is a tough decision. With known attackers, it's certainly hard to gauge their aggression. Some crabs for whatever reason just dont mix with others, and do best alone. If you do decide to get more crabs, keep in mind the current tank size. How big is it? Can it support another crab or tw...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Moving with an 8 hour trip
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Moving with an 8 hour trip

https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=126&t=120166&p=1078722&hilit=moving#p1078722 https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=117495 https://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=117563&p=1060746&hilit=moving+distance#p1060746 ^^^ basicall...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July
Replies: 31
Views: 1218

Re: Saltwater Pool Upgrade! Crabmas in July

Congrats on the zoea! Hopefully you have a tank waiting for them to go into, so they have a fighting chance! (Kinda glad you did the water change prior, hate to think if they were released in high nitrite/nitrated water! :o )
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Plant Related ideas - extras/misc....

Some of the below ideas are ways one can either incorporate plants, or perhaps care for plants thats slightly more demanding and require additional conditions to be happy. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, and can be mixed/matched to suit budget, design of the tank and goals of keeping plan...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Plant List – What could be added?

:banana: Now we get to the good stuff – or you just scrolled past all of the other stuff and came directly here! ;) It’s important before you decide to grab any old plant and pop it into the crabitat, you need to research thoroughly. Some plants are considered harmful to crabs – like lucky bamboo – ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Fertilisation - do i need it?

This will ultimately depend on what type of soil you have, water (some water sources are high in mineral/nutrients that it will provide enough for plant growth) and the species of plant chosen. There's two main types of nutrients plants need, macro- and micro-nutrients. Lack of these nutrients ultim...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Why keep plants with crabs?

By no means an exhaustive list, but a few points of why it may be a good (or bad) idea to add plants within the crabitat. Positive (+) Photosynthesis (removal of CO2 during the day) Can removal of toxic compounds (think ‘crab waste’ making a nice fertiliser for the plants) Intricate playground for h...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Lighting - what type of light do I need?

Plants require light. :D This is what they use to photosynthesize. The type of lighting unit you require varies based on the plants you intend to keep. Some plants require extremely low lighting conditions, others require very bright lights… so not to beat a dead horse, research the plant to see if ...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Watering Plants

Whether it has drainage holes (or not) ultimately boils down to personal choice. Keep in mind when watering, if you water a little too 'aggressively', water will pool at the bottom, which can lead to root rot, and plant death. So for ‘holeless’ containers, consider adding a layer of gravel/sand at t...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Substrate - what is best?

Most likely, your plant is going to want a substrate to root around in. So, what makes a good substrate? The first and foremost thing is that it is crab safe, so try and stick with tried and true methods that we know are regarded as crab friendly. So, I’d avoid potting mixes and garden soils for two...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Plant requirements - what do I need to keep plants happy?

Generally speaking, plants are not fussy. Their requirement of care comes down to the particular species chosen (sometimes even variety), so it grows without saying, research care requirements thoroughly. For most of us, we want the plant to survive with our clawed friends, so prior research to ensu...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Source of plants - where do I get plants from?

Ultimately, this will depend on the individuals location and where they feel they get the best deal from. Thankfully, for the most part, plants are easy to source. :D Some areas are likely to have a greater range and selection of plants, but common places to get plants for your tank can include: You...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

‘Terra-’ or ‘viva-’: which ‘-rium’ is correct?

Within the ‘tank’ communities, the terms terrarium and vivarium get thrown around quite a lot, which for whatever reason, has different connotations to the actual definitions. The people of the internet have classed terrariums (‘terra’ meaning earth) as animal enclosures that tend to contain no livi...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Crabitat: Plant Guide - Questions and General ‘how to’

INDEX Intro/ FAQ - here ‘Terra-’ or ‘viva-’: which ‘-rium’ is correct? Source of Plants - where do I get plants from? Plant requirements - what do I need to keep plants happy? Substrate - what is best? Watering Plants Lighting - what type of light do I need? Why keep plants with crabs? Fertilisatio...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: I guess its offical... an upgrade?
Replies: 114
Views: 7127

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

So when I do my new tat I'm thinking it would be sweet to have a couple live plants in there. Is bamboo safe? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Bamboo is safe, but it tends to grow too tall. Dwarf varieties are available, so consider trying to locate one of those which are likely to be more mana...