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by Lephantome92
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

I'll try elevating it like that as soon as everything is set up! If there glass starts getting too hot, should i go 6x27 or smaller for my tank?
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

Is there a guide here on UTHs so i can get a good kind? Also, since where they are now is the basement that gets no light at night, should i have a weak moon bulb on at night?
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

Based off this, considering an average household temperature of 68-70, would it be wiser to make a stand to keep the hood off the glass, or buy UTHs that will work around the joint and pop a cfl or led or 2 in the fixtures? If it would lead to more stable temperatures, the third light is designed to...
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

Oops, i should've asked if it was ok to put the hood on glass :oops: doing that will have the light itself just over an inch off the glass. The day bulb is about 6 inches from the moon bulb, and the incandescent bulb is 10 inches the opposite way from the moon bulb. The moon bulb is always on, and t...
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

A potential flaw i just realized: will putting the heat hood on top of the tank void its heating ability?
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

If i put some foam on the cut edge, then sew fabric over that, would that protect the crabbies enough?

Edit: i should clarify: stick foam on the edge, then wrap it in fabric and sew through the mesh so the foam can't come off
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

If i would have fun with some clippers and the current mesh lid once the tanks are together, would it pose any risk to the crabs? Now that you mention that, it would be a wonderful way to keep shells from gathering substrate every week
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: What are your crabs up to?
Replies: 2037
Views: 121252

Re: What are your crabs up to?

I haven't caught mine actively on the wheel, but it's turned more than what would be fitting just to cross it. In other news, one of my guys, Broheim, was digging and came all the way to the front of the tank that i could see him! I covered the glass for privacy, but if he wants to molt there, i may...
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

Will the surface crabs be fine with little to no climbing space till the molt is done? I was gonna add about 6 inches of sub now, then the last 3 when the last one comes up and use that sub
by Lephantome92
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

So originally i was thinking i would need to get the bottom of the terrarium out in one piece to make a glass lid, but i just realized that because it's front-opening, i can just flip it and save an hour of work meticulously scraping off glue! One potential issue i may run into is there's the possib...
by Lephantome92
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

I called PetSmart, and they had a 20 long for under 30 dollars, so i snatched that up quickly. This weekend I'll make it the bottom of a set
by Lephantome92
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Best Way to Acquire Exotics?
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Best Way to Acquire Exotics?

I am confused, y'all said that blueberry crabs are endangered and not avail in the U.S. but, Live hermit crabs.com has them for pre-order for the summer for $24.95. Is this legal? :? AVOID THAT SITE LIKE THE PLAGUE! I placed an order there over a month ago, and have yet to hear anything after 2 ema...
by Lephantome92
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Re: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

Thank you for the suggestions. Would less than 6" of open air be enough for them? Right now they have about 8 and that seems like just barely enough to climb around. Also part of why I was thinking along the lines of upgrading was because I have a hamster wheel for them that I think one has figured ...
by Lephantome92
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?
Replies: 48
Views: 2147

Glass-top, Front-Opening Terrarium?

Does anyone know where I can get the aforementioned affordably? I adopted some crabs from someone who didn't want theirs, and they came in a front-opening tank that has a small side screen and a screen on top. The tank is about 30"x12"x12", but only gives around 3" for substrate. Would it be cheaper...
by Lephantome92
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Shells
Topic: Pushing Ridged Shells With Dremel?
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Pushing Ridged Shells With Dremel?

With most turbos, it seems the shells are ridged rather than somewhat smooth, like a magpie shell. Is there any way using a Dremel to polish in between the ridges, or only the tops of the ridges?