Re-setting up my 40b

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Re-setting up my 40b

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:09 pm

So I decided to set my 40b up again instead of using it as topper. I'm so excited. I get more crabs. Lol.
I had to pretty much take out all the substrate to move it since I got a new stand. And I got a beach scene background for this one. The uth came in the other day so I just taped it up and plugged it in. It looks a little different than the other one I have. They're both ultratherms.
I also had to order a hamster wheel since my nearby stores didn't have what I wanted. Otherwise I think I have everything. ImageImageImage

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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:35 pm

I like the background! Hopefully, this does not happen with you though. When I used a lot of sand in my tank, the humidity dropped, the crabs were bored, and soon enough the substrate dried out. It was very weird.
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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:06 pm

Exciting! I absolutely love the background, it’s perfect! :)
I cannot wait to see how you decorate this new tank.


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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:31 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:I like the background! Hopefully, this does not happen with you though. When I used a lot of sand in my tank, the humidity dropped, the crabs were bored, and soon enough the substrate dried out. It was very weird.
I mix the sand with eco earth. And I put in plenty of climbing things, a hamster wheel. They won't be bored.
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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:34 pm

I cannot wait to see how you decorate this new tank.


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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by ciaraalston » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:19 pm

Yay! I voted setting up another tank cause who doesn't want more crabs?
I love the background!!! So, you can just put heat tape over the background? I've been considering one for my 55 but wasn't sure how it worked with the UTH. I'll be getting heat tape from reptilebasics.
Can't wait to see more pictures!!!

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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:19 pm

ciaraalston wrote:Yay! I voted setting up another tank cause who doesn't want more crabs? Image
I love the background!!! So, you can just put heat tape over the background? I've been considering one for my 55 but wasn't sure how it worked with the UTH. I'll be getting heat tape from reptilebasics.
Can't wait to see more pictures!!!

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The Ultratherms are the only uth's that can be insulated so it's no problem putting them over the background. Still heats the tank great.
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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:22 pm

Here are some more pics. The glare is awful. Sorry. Substrate is in. Almost 7". Pools are in and up and running. Temp and humidity perfect. Now to decorate then get more crabs.ImageImageImage

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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by ciaraalston » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:46 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:Yay! I voted setting up another tank cause who doesn't want more crabs? Image
I love the background!!! So, you can just put heat tape over the background? I've been considering one for my 55 but wasn't sure how it worked with the UTH. I'll be getting heat tape from reptilebasics.
Can't wait to see more pictures!!!

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The Ultratherms are the only uth's that can be insulated so it's no problem putting them over the background. Still heats the tank great.
Does that count for their heat tape too? Cause I'm just running 4 feet of the 6 inch heat tape across the back of my tank instead of getting a full uth.

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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:22 am

ciaraalston wrote:
Hermiesguardian wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:Yay! I voted setting up another tank cause who doesn't want more crabs? Image
I love the background!!! So, you can just put heat tape over the background? I've been considering one for my 55 but wasn't sure how it worked with the UTH. I'll be getting heat tape from reptilebasics.
Can't wait to see more pictures!!!

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The Ultratherms are the only uth's that can be insulated so it's no problem putting them over the background. Still heats the tank great.
Does that count for their heat tape too? Cause I'm just running 4 feet of the 6 inch heat tape across the back of my tank instead of getting a full uth.

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I'm not familiar with their heat tape.
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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by soilentgringa » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:42 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:Yay! I voted setting up another tank cause who doesn't want more crabs? Image
I love the background!!! So, you can just put heat tape over the background? I've been considering one for my 55 but wasn't sure how it worked with the UTH. I'll be getting heat tape from reptilebasics.
Can't wait to see more pictures!!!

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The Ultratherms are the only uth's that can be insulated so it's no problem putting them over the background. Still heats the tank great.
Any flat heat pad (not the puffy ones) can be insulated.

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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by wodesorel » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:08 am

Make sure to read any instructions that came with the tape, or contact the company. There are upper temperature limits and insulating may jack the temps too high. Heat tapes are usually designed to sit between a plastic tub and a solid shelf, so they are probably safe to insulate.
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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by ciaraalston » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 am

wodesorel wrote:Make sure to read any instructions that came with the tape, or contact the company. There are upper temperature limits and insulating may jack the temps too high. Heat tapes are usually designed to sit between a plastic tub and a solid shelf, so they are probably safe to insulate.
It's with reptile basics so I'll email them and check.

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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by ciaraalston » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:So I decided to set my 40b up again instead of using it as topper. I'm so excited. I get more crabs. Lol.
I had to pretty much take out all the substrate to move it since I got a new stand. And I got a beach scene background for this one. The uth came in the other day so I just taped it up and plugged it in. It looks a little different than the other one I have. They're both ultratherms.
I also had to order a hamster wheel since my nearby stores didn't have what I wanted. Otherwise I think I have everything. ImageImageImage

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Where did you get the background? I love the beach!

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Re: Re-setting up my 40b

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:17 am

ciaraalston wrote:
Hermiesguardian wrote:So I decided to set my 40b up again instead of using it as topper. I'm so excited. I get more crabs. Lol.
I had to pretty much take out all the substrate to move it since I got a new stand. And I got a beach scene background for this one. The uth came in the other day so I just taped it up and plugged it in. It looks a little different than the other one I have. They're both ultratherms.
I also had to order a hamster wheel since my nearby stores didn't have what I wanted. Otherwise I think I have everything. ImageImageImage

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