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by Links
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab died
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Crab died

Only thing I can tell you from my learning here is there are stories of lonely crabs living a long time but I’d like to think friends are nice. Also it’s recommended to adopt/rescue instead of buy from pet stores since they capture them from the wild. And if introducing a new crab to another it’s re...
by Links
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Dim Lighting
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Dim Lighting

I’ve seen some using moonglo bulbs outside the tank but facing in. Those are going to produce some heat. That’s all I know of. Perhaps others here know of more options.

Edit: I bet there’s an led option with very low heat
by Links
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Quality tester.
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Water Quality tester.

I have the api freshwater master kit and found a color card for saltwater online. Not sure that’s the be route but that’s what Courtney said. There may be a way to obtain the saltwater card from api which would be better than printing one. Also my eyesight isn’t the best and there’s a certain way to...
by Links
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Crab died
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Crab died

What kind of gauges do you have? If analog Are they calibrated? Analog are notorious for being wrong. I had them at first and calibrated they were correct but I ended up getting digital. A lot of people here have accurite brand you can find for about $10 on Aamazon. I think Walmart might carry them ...
by Links
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabby has resurfaced but Mr Crabs is still sluggish after assumed first molt with us.
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Crabby has resurfaced but Mr Crabs is still sluggish after assumed first molt with us.

Yes. Haha. But I feel so bad for Mr Crabs. He seems like he’s still struggling.
by Links
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Molting
Topic: Crabby has resurfaced but Mr Crabs is still sluggish after assumed first molt with us.
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Crabby has resurfaced but Mr Crabs is still sluggish after assumed first molt with us.

Ok, we don’t want Crabby to be so scary. Here’s a new picture. And I just now saw Mr Crabs in the freshwater. I thought he hadn’t moved for 2 days so I guess it’s good news. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200628/3e827afdade155a71aa7f3668f049d8c.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200628/f7ddb...
by Links
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Buried crab- but not in it's shell, do I dig to find it?
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Buried crab- but not in it's shell, do I dig to find it?

Guess I had a gut that she chose another shell. But good to know if we know for sure it’s naked to dig.

I’ve never came across this subject and everyone here has always said the only reasons to dig is for a flood and or bacteria bloom.

Edit: now I know there’s 3 reasons to dig.
by Links
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Emergency
Topic: Buried crab- but not in it's shell, do I dig to find it?
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Buried crab- but not in it's shell, do I dig to find it?

Until an expert answers I’d say dont dig.
by Links
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: The "TAT MAHAL" awesome crabitat
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: The "TAT MAHAL" awesome crabitat

I bet they love it as much as I do! 😁
by Links
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Crabitat Conditions
Topic: Don’t know what to do with heat mats?
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Don’t know what to do with heat mats?

https://beanfarm.com/ https://www.reptilebasics.com/ Not sure how your tank is built but for aquariums I know these UTH heaters work. I will be getting an 11x47 for my 55 gal. I have a 6x47 but I have to insulate the entire back and sides as well as using a blanket over the top and front. I was thin...
by Links
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: They love poop
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: They love poop

I collect moose poop, but only in the spring. I figure that they eat all the vegetation around here, which is sprayed with chemicals from the surrounding fields. So in the spring, there should be minimal amounts of any of the chemicals left in their diet and their poop. I have considered the deer p...
by Links
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Nitrate levels in tap water
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Nitrate levels in tap water

Awesome! Thanks. I have been wondering if it was ok to add pothos to the freshwater because I can stretch it towards the light but I didn’t know if it might release something into the water since it can be toxic if the crabs eat it. I had it in the tank before with no problems but I didn’t have the ...
by Links
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Nitrate levels in tap water
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Nitrate levels in tap water

Sorry if the is has been discussed but I couldn’t find it if it has. I can’t keep nitrate levels lower than 5 ppm. My tap water has about 5 ppm as well. Maybe slightly lower but not 0. If I use prime it will lower it but only for 48 hrs. I tried plants in the freshwater which will lower nitrates but...
by Links
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Crab Behavior
Topic: They love poop
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: They love poop

I find raccoon poop but I’m afraid of it! Mine get worm castings so far.
by Links
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Meet Cocoa
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: Meet Cocoa

Hello Cocoa! Your so cool looking!