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by hermieluv1
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Moss Pit Blues?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Moss Pit Blues?

My crabs sleep all day in the moss pits. They eat it too!
by hermieluv1
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 20g build
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: 20g build

Nice job with a smaller tank! Love it!
by hermieluv1
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Need Advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Need Advice!

The substrate can't have any tunnels in it. The crabs make their own tunnels. And use play sand from the home improvement store. Mix it 5:1 sand to ee and use saltwater to moisten so that it is sandcastle consistency.
by hermieluv1
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Humidity help
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Humidity help

Moss is definitely the one thing that will help. I have 2 moss pits in my 29 gallon, and 4 in the 55. Plus bubbles in the pools but I don't think they help too much.
by hermieluv1
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Not enough Substrate?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Not enough Substrate?

The more the merrier, but if you think of them in the mail, they don't have to stop at 6" or whatever. They go down as far as they can to stay safe from predators. Mine almost always go to the bottom, the couple that I have been able to see.
by hermieluv1
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: DIY flexible vines
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: DIY flexible vines

Since I work at an auto parts store, I used vacuum hose with coat hanger in it.
by hermieluv1
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Crabs avoiding saltwater
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Crabs avoiding saltwater

My crabs never touched sw until I started using dechlorinated water for the mix. I see you are using bottled water. Might be worth a try.
by hermieluv1
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: New crab disappearing act
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: New crab disappearing act

All the above is accurate, but also be prepared if you never see them again. Sometimes I think they are so freaked out from the trials they have been through, that they just give up, and don't want to chance being "caught" again on the surface. I have lost a few this way and there isn't much you can...
by hermieluv1
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Live plants
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Live plants

I tried a bromeliad, which was good..for 3 weeks, then got eaten. Spider plants are good but also get eaten. I got 2 cheap plants from walmart, and they are doing good! One is a croton and I think the other is a Draecena. I will check tonight and post pics. Whichever you decide on, double pot them s...
by hermieluv1
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Somehow he's back on the surface...with no limbs. Yikes!
Replies: 21
Views: 1286

Re: Somehow he's back on the surface...with no limbs. Yikes!

I just had one like that who was attacked while molting. Mine had 2 legs. She ate and drank twice a day for 3 days, then stopped. That is when I made her a cave in her iso, and the next day, she was in it and starting her molt. It has only been a week or so, so we have a way to go. But every indicat...
by hermieluv1
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Vicious E's taking over my tank! What to do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: Vicious E's taking over my tank! What to do?

Wow, I can't imagine having so many crabs and they killed each other like that, Wode! How heartbreaking. The E's I have were adopted one's who have all been through molts several times. They have allowed my one big pp into their "gang", but he was my first, who murdered 2 of his tank mates, so..bird...
by hermieluv1
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Archivables
Topic: Mold and full tank cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Mold and full tank cleaning

I had a flood in my first tank which was all Ee and the bacteria bloom was horrible. I had to remove everything, put in a false bottom and mixed play sand to EE at 5:1 as recommended. No problems since.
by hermieluv1
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Vicious E's taking over my tank! What to do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: Vicious E's taking over my tank! What to do?

Thanks for the help ! I thought 10-15 was pretty low in a 55, since half are very small, a few mediums , and really only 2 I would say are large. I have a ton of stuff in there. 3 moss pits, 2 shells shops, big pools, climbing stuff and vines and branches...but I guess this a good time to think abou...
by hermieluv1
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: Vicious E's taking over my tank! What to do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Vicious E's taking over my tank! What to do?

I adopted 8 crabs several weeks ago. 4 are E's. I love them but they have pretty much taken over the tank, and if I try to add a new crab, they immediately pounce on him. And not just the "I am the boss" shoving match. This is all out war! I adopted a single yesterday, and since there are only 13 cr...