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by aussieJJDude
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Struggling with heat levels
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Struggling with heat levels

Heat lamps within the tank has to be something you got to keep an eye on. It can go wrong very quickly, especially if the light not in a fitting designed to be within a tank (wire mesh over, attaches well to the lid ect. Insulating the sides is probably a good idea. It will help retain heat. Styrofo...
by aussieJJDude
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: tank topper for an exoterra?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: tank topper for an exoterra?

Flipped upside down should be fine. The weight of the exo terra isbt going go be enough to cause damage (reptile tanks are made of thinner glass generally).

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Live brine shrimp
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Live brine shrimp

Not really. They require water to live, but feeding them in the salt water dish is likely to contaminate it or they just wont eat. A good alternative, is to feed frozen cubes. Less work than making your own hatchery, but the same nutritional value. Like dont get me wrong, you could totally set up yo...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Upgraded to a 29 gallon today!
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Upgraded to a 29 gallon today!

Looking great! I'm sure they'll love the extra room!

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by aussieJJDude
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: tank topper for an exoterra?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: tank topper for an exoterra?

Honestly I wouldnt trust it. The plastic at the top is rather flimsy, and the weight of either a 10g or bigger would definitely have some impact. It may be more work, but making the exo terra the topper is probably your best interest. (Not only that, but the tank can hold more substrate if you need ...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank Build Diary
Replies: 46
Views: 1593

Re: Tank Build Diary

I was actually really concerned about this, but I have a friend who is a contractor who told me that it should be able to support the weight. I'm gonna see how it goes. Fingers crossed! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Ah ok. That's good. It's always good to have a qualified opinion! Sent from ...
by aussieJJDude
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Fake / real stumps?
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Fake / real stumps?

Try to source some mangrove root wood, which is stumpish in nature. If needed,you can always lop off the top with a saw.

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by aussieJJDude
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Salt water
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Salt water

I'd switch. Marine salt is designed to mimic the ocean as much as possible, as it contains trace elements. That is bascially rock salt in fancy packaging.

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by aussieJJDude
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank Build Diary
Replies: 46
Views: 1593

Re: Tank Build Diary

Looks awesome. I'd reccomend adding additional supports to the legs (like more legs) or cutting the legs off. A 65g tank filled with substrate will be heavy, and I think those 4 small legs won't be able to support the tank well.

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by aussieJJDude
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: lava rocks?
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: lava rocks?

The landscaping ones are basically the same. Just usually not washed (pet store stones tend to be somewhat washed from my experiences.


You may find with larger peices, the silicone will not hold. So keep that in mind.

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by aussieJJDude
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Water
Topic: PPs and Es pools
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: PPs and Es pools

It takes a while for my land hermies to get use to them. Mine took a few months to get use to the saltwater, but now I regularly see my crabs around the edge, dipped in and fully submerged walking around. In fact, when I dont see my crabs submerging I know that it's a sign they want a waterchange (f...
by aussieJJDude
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Hide away ideas please!
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Hide away ideas please!

Unglazed terra lotta flowerpots? Put on their side, and you can always cover the opening with plastic plants and such. Other good idea (that hasn't been mentioned above!) is using some driftwood (like flat peices, mopani is good for this) and then allowing them to dig their own cave underneath. (PvC...
by aussieJJDude
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: CrAbByLaNd The first theme park for crabs!
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: CrAbByLaNd The first theme park for crabs!

Guys, that looks amazing. Really good job, definitely up there with use for plastic canvas!

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by aussieJJDude
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank Build Diary
Replies: 46
Views: 1593

Re: Tank Build Diary

The way we set up the tanks, there is natural temperature differences - for example, the front of the tank will naturally be cooler than the back... And of course, micro climates still occur (some spots will be naturally warmer than others due to positioning (top/bottom, near front/back or gaps in l...
by aussieJJDude
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I impulse bought 1 hermit crab, got more info, and fixed everything...I think. How does it look?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: I impulse bought 1 hermit crab, got more info, and fixed everything...I think. How does it look?

Even mixing Saltwater in the substrate, it should still be dechorlinated. Salt in the substrate helps to combat the growth of mould, otherwise there's no real benefit of using salt or not.