Tank flooding!

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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by Oliviet#1 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:09 am

I hope they get well soon!
I have had pets in the past, but my family can’t have any furry or feathered ones due to allergies. I usually try my best to help and currently trying to set up a crabitat. I also try to treat others with Love!❤️

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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by doth » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:27 am

I hope she feels better, good luck!

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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:52 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:58 am

CrabMommaChara wrote:It's a long story, but basically, I'm broke.
About 1/5 of it is calci-sand.
Hey crab mom! As a fulltime student, I totally feel the pain of having to watch every dollar. That being said as I recall when I set up my tank, I think the smallest size bag of plays and I could buy was 50lbs and I'm pretty sure it was around 10$. Srsly no shame, just a heads up that play sand is WAY cheaper than the stuff they sell at the petstore

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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by CrabMommaChara » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:52 pm

Oh, thanks! I didn't know that it was that cheap!
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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:17 am

CrabMommaChara wrote:Oh, thanks! I didn't know that it was that cheap!
I’m sorry, I wish I would have said that, I figured you already knew that. The 50lb bags of play sand are under $5 here in NY.

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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:12 pm

I'm so sorry that you went through this!!
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Tank flooding!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:51 pm

Thanks GB, it was so awful, that will never happen again! Rod’s finished all of her exo except for a tiny bit of BP and I thought she was out yesterday but wasn’t sure. I just caught her out so I added her back to main tank. She looks great, except for missing her one leg still.
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Edit: forgot to say Crabina had gone down in the iso tank, I can hear her scratching around in the middle of the night so hopefully all with be ok with her. She had just gone down maybe a week before I realized I had the flood so she should be fine.


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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by Skullywag » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:43 pm

Do you think addings
All pieces of lava rock under the
Sand
Would help drainage?

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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 pm

Skullywag wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Do you think addings
All pieces of lava rock under the
Sand
Would help drainage?
I would think water would still pool.
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Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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Tank flooding!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:14 pm

Skullywag wrote:Do you think addings
All pieces of lava rock under the
Sand
Would help drainage?
It would be like a false bottom and you would be able to see it build up so it would help a little but it wouldn’t really be able to drain unless you drilled holes in the bottom of your tank for actual drainage.


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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by Skullywag » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:08 am

I know this sounds odd, but im thinking of adding a piece of pvc that curves at the bottom. Thinking i could suck out the extra water with a shop vac and keep the water moving throufh the substrate that way. I used a similar method with my frogs several years ago and it worked fairly well. Im actually in the process setting up a 40 gallon breeder tank now, so im gonna give it a shot. Ill take photos in the event it works...lol.

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Tank flooding!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 am

Skullywag wrote:I know this sounds odd, but im thinking of adding a piece of pvc that curves at the bottom. Thinking i could suck out the extra water with a shop vac and keep the water moving throufh the substrate that way. I used a similar method with my frogs several years ago and it worked fairly well. Im actually in the process setting up a 40 gallon breeder tank now, so im gonna give it a shot. Ill take photos in the event it works...lol.
I think I know what your talking about, I was researching false bottoms after my flood. I figured I’d give it one more try without one and keep a better eye on it, I haven’t had any problems so far. I love the floor space of the 40b, I have some exotics in one right now. I was also thinking of drilling the some drainage holes in the bottom of my tanks for drainage and airflow. Please share your build, I’d love to see what you come up with.


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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by Skullywag » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:15 am

Absolutely! Just a word of caution on drilling holes in the tank. If its an aquarium, keep in mind that most that size are tempered glass, so it could potentially shatter, and create serious regret on your part...lol. I picked up some "Made in America" (whatever that means..lol) lava rock at Lowes, as well as some gray 3/4" conduit, and this odd dual curve piece. Thinking after some work with the Dremel, should be able to make a corner piece that could be attacjed to a shopvac and then can suck out built up water. Guess we'll see how it goes. Its certainly a different approach.

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Re: Tank flooding!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:10 pm

That’s why I am super scared to do it, I really appreciate the warning.

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