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new tank ideas?

Post by crabs_lex » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:09 pm

i am looking to redo my crabitat
the way i have things in it now it is a little crowded woth hit and not enough things to climb
i want to hear anyone’s ideas for thing to add or make myself and i’d love pictures of your crabitats as well
i would love any ideas!!
i have a 55 gallon tank
thanks!!


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Re: new tank ideas?

Post by crabs_lex » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:10 pm

with huts*
(not woth hit)

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Re: new tank ideas?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:00 am

Def grab some egg crate from the hardware store (look in the lighting section/aisle). You can attach a lot of stuff to it with zip ties, which will make more room on the ground level. I have it on the back of wall of my tank. I just redid my 20 gal iso tank with some egg crate levels too, since it's going to be home to 4 crabbies I'm rescuing today. I made a second level with 2 ramps on one side, and a second level on the other side with a hiding tunnel made out of craft mesh. I got the idea for the ramps from @Enson. (Ignore the shells in the pic. The tank was empty so I put them in there for decoration. They're not shells PPs would use). ImageImageImage

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Re: new tank ideas?

Post by crabs_lex » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:11 pm

that’s looks great! thanks i’ll definitely look into
the egg crate

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Re: new tank ideas?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:27 pm

You're welcome!
It's like $17 for a sheet the size of a 55 gal tank.

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Re: new tank ideas?

Post by Enson » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:41 pm

Neat! I like the double ramp setup.

Also the egg crate may be called light diffuser panels at your local hardware store (Lowe's/Home Depot)

Also tension rods (like for window curtains) work well for suspending levels. I wrapped mine in jute rope to make it easier for the hermits to grip.

Ignore the dead humidity gauge.. there's a working one on the other side and I keep forgetting to pick up batteries. Lol

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Re: new tank ideas?

Post by crabs_lex » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:17 pm

Enson wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:41 pm
Neat! I like the double ramp setup.

Also the egg crate may be called light diffuser panels at your local hardware store (Lowe's/Home Depot)

Also tension rods (like for window curtains) work well for suspending levels. I wrapped mine in jute rope to make it easier for the hermits to grip.

Ignore the dead humidity gauge.. there's a working one on the other side and I keep forgetting to pick up batteries. Lol

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i love it! thanks! these ideas should work great since i’m focused on more things for them to climb on:)

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Re: new tank ideas?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:06 pm


Enson wrote:Neat! I like the double ramp setup.

Also the egg crate may be called light diffuser panels at your local hardware store (Lowe's/Home Depot)

Also tension rods (like for window curtains) work well for suspending levels. I wrapped mine in jute rope to make it easier for the hermits to grip.

Ignore the dead humidity gauge.. there's a working one on the other side and I keep forgetting to pick up batteries. Lol

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Thanks! I loved your idea and it worked well in my tank. Image

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