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by parker_roo
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!

Update! Okay so I have not gotten a ton of work done on my new setup, but I have done a few things that I will share. I made my own DIY sliding glass top! I went to Lowes and bought some handles, tile moulding to support the glass, and of course, the glass itself. I had some cut for me and all toget...
by parker_roo
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!

It's a Tetra 55 gallon tank, 48" W x 13" D x 20" H. So this huge tank is like 4 feet long. But the main purpose of a false bottom is to prevent flooding. The PVC couplings act as the base to support the egg crate and the substrate. Then the weed block keeps the substrate from getting under the false...
by parker_roo
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!

Now I first started with my false bottom, which took way too much time and some frustration. But I finished it, and this was the result: http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/10/3e94c4eb66964d89d527264a5ce6a7f2.jpg http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/10/90fffec254d9da3984781faf3c72f76d.jpg http://im...
by parker_roo
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

I got my hands on a 55 gallon tank!

Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you guys the progress of my new crabitat setup! I bought a 55 gallon tank from Petco, during their $1 per gallon sale, and I have been very excited to set it up. This page will be dedicated to the pictures I will share while I get this tank together for my crabs....
by parker_roo
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55 Gallon Tank Setup Questions and Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: 55 Gallon Tank Setup Questions and Suggestions

I just ordered my Ultratherm through Reptile Basics! It should arrive in a few days!
by parker_roo
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55 Gallon Tank Setup Questions and Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: 55 Gallon Tank Setup Questions and Suggestions

Awesome, looks like I will be buying it through Reptile Basics, thanks for the suggestions, I like to save money!
by parker_roo
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55 Gallon Tank Setup Questions and Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: 55 Gallon Tank Setup Questions and Suggestions

Thanks you everyone one for your input! I actually have already started on my false bottom, I just need to find the time to finish it... And I better hurry, because everyone is currently up now from molting. I will probably be purchasing the 11x47 Ultratherm. But quick question, is the Ultratherm Se...
by parker_roo
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: 55 Gallon Tank Setup Questions and Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

55 Gallon Tank Setup Questions and Suggestions

Hey everyone! I recently took advantage of Petco's $1 per gallon sale, and bought a 55 gallon tank! Now that I have my hands on one, I will be spending this summer setting it up. But I do have some questions before I start, and I am asking for your feed back and suggestions on what to do. First of a...
by parker_roo
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Well I had my first escape...
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Well I had my first escape...

Here is the link to the tutorial: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=42194#/forumsite/20495/topics/42194 Basically what I did was, buy the moulding from Lowes, two pieces for about maybe $3 each, they come in fairly long pieces. And I have yet to make mine look good, but for now, I j...
by parker_roo
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Well I had my first escape...
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Well I had my first escape...

I have. I found one of my crabs hanging on a strand of Christmas lights I have on my tank. How did you make your sliding glass top? I would really like one but don't want to waste money if I can make a much cheaper one. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk I made mine, spending at the most, $15. But ...
by parker_roo
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Well I had my first escape...
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Well I had my first escape...

Today I came into my room and looked at my tank, and saw signs of a possible escape. I have a home made sliding glass top for my crabitat, but it has a chipped corner, with about a half inch broken off. I covered it with tape, thinking that would keep them from escaping, which it has for months, unt...
by parker_roo
Mon May 18, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New 55 Gallon
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: New 55 Gallon

I love it! The cholla wood looks like a hermit crab jungle gym! If I were a crab, I would love playing on it all day. It looks awesome! I'm hoping to upgrade soon, but I need to buy a car, so it may be a while until I can afford an upgrade.
by parker_roo
Fri May 08, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Which thermometer/hygrometer is best?
Replies: 27
Views: 2247

Re: Which thermometer/hygrometer is best?

Hey, did anyone grab the AcuRite mentioned on here? If so, how is it working? Does it seem accurate?
by parker_roo
Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sebastian came up from her molt!
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Sebastian came up from her molt!

I wanted to share with you guys some pictures of Sebastian. She came up from her molt about two weeks ago, and her colors are so beautiful! And yes, in these pictures I am wearing a glove. She tried to pinch me last time I picked her up, and for some reason wearing a glove makes me feel like it won'...
by parker_roo
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Ceramic heat emitters
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Ceramic heat emitters

I also have experience with ceramic heat emitters. I started to use one once it became closer to winter time, when just using an UTH wouldn't do it. At first I had the struggle of adjusting the temperature by moving the heat dish closer and further away from my tank. Then I finally invested in a lig...