500 gallon Crabitat

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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by EdisNiksic » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:32 pm

Pyre Shep Nina,GSD Balotelli,30 Purple Pinchers,1 Red Foot Tortoise,1 Russian Tortoise,7 Rabbits,4 Ruggies,3 Indos,3 Strawberries,16 Aussies,1 Reeves Turtle,one 20 gal Mollie Tank,two 5 gal nano freshwater planted tanks with Bettas,one 29 Gal Freshwater Tank,2 Guppy/Mystery Snail breeder tanks

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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by Crabinski » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:35 pm

A-MAZ-ING!!!
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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by EdisNiksic » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:13 pm

The new link should work guys
Pyre Shep Nina,GSD Balotelli,30 Purple Pinchers,1 Red Foot Tortoise,1 Russian Tortoise,7 Rabbits,4 Ruggies,3 Indos,3 Strawberries,16 Aussies,1 Reeves Turtle,one 20 gal Mollie Tank,two 5 gal nano freshwater planted tanks with Bettas,one 29 Gal Freshwater Tank,2 Guppy/Mystery Snail breeder tanks

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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by YYWW » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:41 am

Epic tank! Great work!


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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by megmaholm » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:14 am

That looks so great! I'm totally jealous.
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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by FreeBeer53 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:51 pm

I sawa this crabitat in person yesterday and couldnt stop talking about it last night. It really is better in person. I am already starting to hunt and save items for a tat on this scale.

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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by EdisNiksic » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:30 pm

Glad I could inspire you lol
Pyre Shep Nina,GSD Balotelli,30 Purple Pinchers,1 Red Foot Tortoise,1 Russian Tortoise,7 Rabbits,4 Ruggies,3 Indos,3 Strawberries,16 Aussies,1 Reeves Turtle,one 20 gal Mollie Tank,two 5 gal nano freshwater planted tanks with Bettas,one 29 Gal Freshwater Tank,2 Guppy/Mystery Snail breeder tanks


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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:26 pm

Just saw the YouTube video of the completed 'tat...very cool! I'm curious as to how many gallons each of your pools are. My husband is contemplating building something similar and I'm trying to get a feel for how big the pools should be.


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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by Arlo-Duck-Tony » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:19 pm

Watched the video last night, and thought it was pretty cool. However, having been lectured here about frequent (daily) changing of all water, I have to ask how you manage that on this rig?

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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by soilentgringa » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:25 pm

Arlo-Duck-Tony wrote:Watched the video last night, and thought it was pretty cool. However, having been lectured here about frequent (daily) changing of all water, I have to ask how you manage that on this rig?
Edis' tank has pretty large pools (as you saw in the video) and I believed they are cycled/filtered. With deep pools you do not have to change the water daily. Mine are 2.5 quarts a piece and I go every 4 days to a week depending on how much junk the crabs have dragged in. Since I have bubblers, the water doesn't get stagnant as quickly.


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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:24 pm

I have this idea in my head for like 2-4 gallon pools and some sort of drain system to make it easy to empty them. Like drain it from the bottom, rinse and refill. Thankfully my husband is handy and indulges my weird animal ideas


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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by Arlo-Duck-Tony » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:46 pm

soilentgringa wrote:Edis' tank has pretty large pools (as you saw in the video) and I believed they are cycled/filtered. With deep pools you do not have to change the water daily. Mine are 2.5 quarts a piece and I go every 4 days to a week depending on how much junk the crabs have dragged in.
Whether daily, or once/twice per week, the water has to be changed out at some point. I'd be interested in how that's done on these larger pools!

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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by CallaLily » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:13 am

Arlo-Duck-Tony wrote: Whether daily, or once/twice per week, the water has to be changed out at some point. I'd be interested in how that's done on these larger pools!
If they're cycled (like you would do for a fish tank), the water never has to be completely changed. Just partial water changes - weekly or monthly depending on your tank and preference. More info on cycling an aquarium.

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Re: 500 gallon Crabitat

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:42 am

Mine are 2.5 gal cycled and filtered. I change them when they need it but my usual water tests don't show a NEED for a change for about 2 weeks. I do a 20% partial change on Mondays.

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