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by Scarletfire
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Crabitat tank journal
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Re: Crabitat tank journal

Thanks!

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by Scarletfire
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Asking for help, how to properly cycle water tanks
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Asking for help, how to properly cycle water tanks

There's also two fother ways to jumpstart your bacterial colony. 1. If you know someone with a cycled tank, squeeze their biological filter into your tank. Some bacteria will be transferred so you'll be starting with something. Ensure you have something that produces waste whether it's ammonia, snai...
by Scarletfire
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Putting a 5 gallon Betta fish tank in my 50 gallon tank
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Putting a 5 gallon Betta fish tank in my 50 gallon tank

A 5 gallon tank would be big in a 50 gal tank, but it's do-able. You will significantly reduce the climbing space if it's above sand level, or reduce molting space if it's below, which will decrease the number of crabs you can have. That alone, I wouldn't keep the fish and snail in the crabitat as t...
by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabtopia build journal
Replies: 39
Views: 1651

Re: Crabtopia build journal


Moe2076 wrote: I just pieced together that you are building that huge build right now, I've been watching that, it's looking great!
Haha thanks, yours looks like it'll turn out awesome too!

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by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 56
Views: 2958

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Glass lid calculations below as well. 4 pieces of glass represents two hinged glass lids. I couldn't figure out how to make it slide without a place to put a track. If I do the eurobrace inside the tank, I feel it wouldn't be straight/level enough to my liking. The hinged lid will cover the r tire t...
by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 56
Views: 2958

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Turns out the glass is 9mm,not 6mm. Hah. To do an eurobrace to prevent bowing, I'm estimating this to be $40. I guess I should plan out the lid and order it at the same time.Image

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by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 56
Views: 2958

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Yeah, I was referring to the top trim. While it does look tacky, it also helps provide a little structural integrity IMO, as 4ft of glass (at 6mm) can bow quiet a fair bit! Ive seen it happen to my prior unsupported 150g tank, and then after of couple of months the glass cracked. Sent from my SM-G9...
by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Where can I find plastic egg crate?
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Where can I find plastic egg crate?

If you go to the pictures and DIY sections, there's a few tank builds, crabitat journals, decor consultations etc.

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by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 56
Views: 2958

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

You may find to grow plants, the T5 may have to be lowered a bit... or get more units to increase PAR. You may of already touch on this, but are you bracing the tank? I'd worry about the volume putting stress on the seams and glass if you're not... I'll lower the lights some more! I've resealed the...
by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Where can I find plastic egg crate?
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Where can I find plastic egg crate?

If you haven't had the lumbar cut yet and feel handy.. .. A mitre box and saw is relatively inexpensive.

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by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabtopia build journal
Replies: 39
Views: 1651

Re: Crabtopia build journal

Another thing, where do you plan to build it? If not directly in your room, you should consider if it'll fit around corners and through your doorway. There's a tank stand build somewhere on The Planted Tank forums where they built it Ikea style with bolts and stuff as it was too big to move through ...
by Scarletfire
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Crabtopia build journal
Replies: 39
Views: 1651

Re: Crabtopia build journal

If you follow any aquarium tank stand builds, you're in good hands. Sand is 1.6x heavier than water, but you're not filing the entire setup with it. In aquariums, the entire tank is filled with water, plus hanging filter, large rocks, etc. Going 2x6 would be over kill. Since you already bought the l...
by Scarletfire
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pinchy Palace Journal
Replies: 56
Views: 2958

Re: Pinchy Palace Journal

Bought my lights today. Luckily the greenhouse carried one left, same model as my 50gal. For those who haven't come across my other thread, it's sunblaster T5HO full spectrum, spec'd for hydroponics for the future potential of growing plants. Aaand, with the lights, I found the scratch on the outsid...
by Scarletfire
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Safe silicone?
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Safe silicone?

Like everyone else said, there should be no referral to mold resistance, mold inhibitor, mold whatever. I was looking for Silicone most recently as well to reseal a tank. This actually leaves you with very few choices. Most likely, the following types don't have mold inhibitors in their "basic" vers...
by Scarletfire
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Where can I find plastic egg crate?
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Where can I find plastic egg crate?

The ones at home depot are in the lumber section, with other light panels (different from ceiling tiles area). There's several variations: Suspended light ceiling panel Egg crate Louver https://www.homedepot.ca/product/plaskolite-4-ft-x-2-ft-suspended-light-ceiling-panel/1000110881 https://www.homed...