Boring 65g when everyone molts lol!

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Boring 65g when everyone molts lol!

Post by AgentK25 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:55 am

So I must've gotten my 65g set up just perfectly because all six bitty crabs in that tank have been MIA all week. My husband was giving me a hard time about having 13 crabs now (just ribbing me, he loves them too, but he thought we had 11 :D ), but then I asked him how many he actually sees each day. :) I currently have two ISO tanks going as well as my 65g and 150g. Right now, the only crabbies that are seen regularly are the five in the 150 and the newest guy in ISO suffering from PPS. Everyone else is down under right now.

It's so weird to have a beautiful tank that appears to have no inhabitants! lol
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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:15 pm

Pet sand... :wink:
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Re: Boring 65g when everyone molts lol!

Post by ErikRasmussen » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Thats when you start naming your isopods and creating soap operas around them.

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Post by AgentK25 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:32 pm

I finally got to see six of the nine teeny-small crabbies in my 65g the other night! I stood there forever just watching and softly talking to them. One of the last two teeny crabs in a painted shell FINALLY picked a new shell...only one lil guy in a blue shell remains unable to choose a new condo...There are about 70 shells in there, so it's not for lack of options! lol

My two largest crabbies in that tank got a whole lot bigger after their first molt with me! Holey cows! They bumped up at least two shells sizes in one molt! Thank goodness they seem to enjoy the company of the teeniest of the teeny crabbies in that crabitat. (dime-nickel size) Just love my crabbies :crabbigsmile:

Hoping my isopods breed soon so I can move a bunch into my crabitats... I went with zebra isopods because the other ones look just a bit too "buggie" for me. :) I find the zebras actually even strike me as "cute".
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Post by LeeHasCrabs » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:47 pm

I was just going to make a post on how all 5 of mine have been under for a week as well. I have a dish of food and holes in the sand. So dull waiting for them to come up!

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Post by AgentK25 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:08 pm

I know, right? And you can't even redecorate when everyone is molting...

On the plus side, when they started to surface several came up at the same time. SUPER EXCITING! :banana:
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Post by fandt94 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:38 pm

AgentK25 wrote:I know, right? And you can't even redecorate when everyone is molting...
THIS is what’s making me crazy because the back side of my tank is in shambles lol! Ravines and holes...shells half in the sub...but not much I can do to fix it right now lol
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Post by ciaraalston » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 am

YEP! My tank needs a good clean up because they ripped down a command hook and drug it across the tank. (I removed it) and now the grass mat is falling. They have the mopani wood branch all crooken and the small tree is leaning against the back glass since someone dug right under it. But i can't move a thing because there's so many holes! :hlol:
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Re: Boring 65g when everyone molts lol!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:47 am

ciaraalston wrote:YEP! My tank needs a good clean up because they ripped down a command hook and drug it across the tank. (I removed it) and now the grass mat is falling. They have the mopani wood branch all crooken and the small tree is leaning against the back glass since someone dug right under it. But i can't move a thing because there's so many holes! :hlol:
I hate those holes!! Lol
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Post by fandt94 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:23 pm

ciaraalston wrote:YEP! My tank needs a good clean up because they ripped down a command hook and drug it across the tank. (I removed it) and now the grass mat is falling. They have the mopani wood branch all crooken and the small tree is leaning against the back glass since someone dug right under it. But i can't move a thing because there's so many holes! :hlol:
Definitely sounds like my tank! I have a huge ravine in the middle of the tank where there are half buried shells and cholla....and a huge piece of coral sinking...but...can’t move anything! The back side has become a gully...the entire tank is a war zone of holes and uneven sub :hlol:
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Re: Boring 65g when everyone molts lol!

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:08 pm

One of my guys came up last night then buried himself in the morning LOL.

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Post by AgentK25 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:43 pm

ApePlanet wrote:One of my guys came up last night then buried himself in the morning LOL.

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I NEED a couple of those cameras!! I love watching your time lapse videos. :)
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Post by RiNiKy506 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:54 pm

It’s so cool to see them moving so fast.


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Re: Boring 65g when everyone molts lol!

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:52 pm

AgentK25 wrote:
ApePlanet wrote:One of my guys came up last night then buried himself in the morning LOL.

https://youtu.be/5kQN07SRrs8


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I NEED a couple of those cameras!! I love watching your time lapse videos. :)
Thank you! I LOVE my Wyze cams and will get a second when I get around to setting up my 55.


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