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by MuseCrazy
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Upgrade 65gal - new pics 12/4/14
Replies: 36
Views: 1509

Re: Upgrade 65gal - new pics 12/4/14

This little girl didn't make it. She moved into a hide and just stayed there not moving. When I got up this morning, her shell had been turned over and looked empty. Since it's painted and flaking, I reached in, hoping to remove the shell. She was still in it. She has a slightly fishy smell but her...
by MuseCrazy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: PLEASE HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: PLEASE HELP!!

Do you have any more turbo shells that size?
by MuseCrazy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: aquarium wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: aquarium wanted

hi all! Looking for a larger aquarium hopefully between 20 and 40 gallons. I currently have a 10 gallon since I moved cross country and I'm looking to upgrade again. If you have an old tank and are looking to donate or sell cheap, please pm me :) I live in NJ and am willing to travel to Philadelphi...
by MuseCrazy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Es or Strawberries?
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: Es or Strawberries?

I have 17 PPs 2 E's and 3 Straws in a 150 gallon tank together. They mostly stay out of each others way unless they are at the food dish or in the moss pits where they all cuddle peacefully. The straws have claimed an area by the salt water, the E's like to tunnel under the coral, and the PP's have ...
by MuseCrazy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Freshly Molted E
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Freshly Molted E

Wow your E's really do have some beautiful coloring. Good job!
by MuseCrazy
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 25
Views: 273

Re: Sad Day

Wow I've never had these problems with my E's. Maybe because there are only 2 and I adopted them from people that had them living peacefully with PPs for 2 years. Do you think it was cannibalism?
by MuseCrazy
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Humidity issue/moss pit
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Humidity issue/moss pit

JoeyCoenobita wrote:Ok, well I have the regular moss growing wild at my house. Should I use it?
You can pour some boiling water on it and that'll kill any bugs. It's safe if you don't use any pesticides
by MuseCrazy
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2136
Views: 134684

Re: What are your crabs up to?

Right now everyone is molting or hiding so rose basically has the tank to herself.... For now. Image
by MuseCrazy
Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Archivables
Topic: How usefull is a filter in a small pool
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: How usefull is a filter in a small pool

Unless you cycle your pool, filters are pretty much useless. You'll still have to do water changes until you allow the filter to build up the beneficial bacteria that transforms ammonia into nitrate and then nitrite which is less harmful but still needs to be removed through 20% water changes weekly.
by MuseCrazy
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Filtered pools 101
Replies: 94
Views: 4948

Filtered pools 101

I fill pools (outside of crabitat) and sprinkle a dash of fish food, turn filters on and do nothing for about a month. After a month i can take a water sample for testing to the pet store. If its not yet cycled, i just give it a week more at a time until it is. Once the pet store says my tank is cy...
by MuseCrazy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: Help! New Classroom Pet
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Help! New Classroom Pet

You can use vinegar as your soap to clean the walls of your tank and to sterilize shells. Make sure you mix with water if you're going to be soaking shells though, they will dissolve.
by MuseCrazy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs found in hermit crab food
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Bugs found in hermit crab food

Thanks Wode! I already threw the food away cause I was seriously grossed out lol. Will the isopods eat any that might be in the tank?
by MuseCrazy
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Two hermit crabs up from molting too soon, naked!
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: Two hermit crabs up from molting too soon, naked!

Have you tried the cup method to get her to reshell? Back when I didn't have any spare tanks to do an ISO and I had a naked crab I used a peroxide bottle and cut the bottom off and placed it around the crab as far down as possible, loosened the cap for airflow. You can do the same thing with any bot...
by MuseCrazy
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs found in hermit crab food
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Bugs found in hermit crab food

I think you should deep clean the tank whether they are dangerous or not. That's gross. I'm not sure what they are, they kind of look like the gnats I had. They aren't gnats because they do not fly. Ironically, I do have fruit flies in my tank that I'm trying to get rid of too. But I also just adde...
by MuseCrazy
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Bugs!
Topic: Bugs found in hermit crab food
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Bugs found in hermit crab food

I'm seriously grossed out right now. I dumped some of this food in my tank and when I went to put the lid on a little brown bug was crawling on it. Upon further inspection all of the food was tainted with the little brown bugs and they are probably in my tank with the hermits now. Can some one ID th...