Crabitat - Decorating 2.0

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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress

Post by Asheka » Tue May 19, 2015 7:37 pm

Lots of updates as I came home with four little guys. I'll post their first pics in the appropriate thread though.
Now, I still have one big hammock and a couple new things that need a salt water soak, but my wisdom tooth has been a complete nightmare this evening, so this is as far as I got. I'm happy though.

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Unfortunately the velcro strips don't hold the coco fiber up the best.

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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress

Post by hermitcrabdc » Tue May 19, 2015 7:48 pm

It looks amazing, great job :)
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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress

Post by Asheka » Tue May 19, 2015 8:19 pm

Thanks! :D
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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress

Post by Asheka » Thu May 21, 2015 9:05 am

So, I can see why plexiglass exclusively isn't the best for the lids. The long piece has started to dip a bit in the middle. Thinking of adding a little velcro to the edges to see if it helps. Might see about adding some of the extra plexiglass as a strip to straighten it out. Otherwise, everything is going great. Just hope the little guys check out the second level when they come back up!
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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress

Post by CallaLily » Thu May 21, 2015 9:12 am

Yes, the plexiglass will bow over time. I think it's mainly used over mesh metal lids to help keep in humidity. But I'm sure there's some way you could add support. Maybe add a crossbar? When I had the 120 I had thick plastic lids that bowed badly and I had to flip them often. I don't miss that!

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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress

Post by Asheka » Thu May 21, 2015 10:41 am

Haha glad I'm not alone. I think I'll take a look at the extra pieces I have this weekend and see if I can make a cross piece. Right now I have the end resting on the second piece, but this causes a small gap at the edges and knocks down my humidity.
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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress

Post by Asheka » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:03 pm

So, I've done some upgrades with decorations. Got their new shelf in, plus the new moss pits and found out the bowl I wanted to use as the shell shop is too big, so ended up using the new food dish instead, but will be looking for something else.
I feel like I'm running out of room and don't even have all the plants from eBay yet heh Something tells me I'll be keeping a quiet eye out for a bigger tank...
Anywhoo, onto some pictures! I definitely pissed off the three guys up. Found Katniss in a small hole under the big coco hide (I left her as is, and tried placing the hide in almost the same spot over her) and Rue and Peeta under the small coco hide. Peeta was not impressed when I picked him up as I had to move them to put the new shelf in.

Still have a couple of the same type fake plants with suction cups, and the new purple one i bought with the food dish to find places for.

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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress - Updates

Post by Crabinski » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:52 pm

Very, very nice! I feel your pain re too much stuff and not enough room -- every time I look into the tank (a 29g), I see new layouts in my mind. Fortunately for the crabs, I only act on redecorating sporadically :lol: .
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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress - Updates

Post by Asheka » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:05 pm

Haha I won't be doing more thanadding more fake plants when they come in for a while, unless I upgrade the tank heh
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Re: Crabitat - Build in Progress - Updates

Post by Asheka » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:49 pm

So, waiting on more of my plants from eBay, but decided to pop in and test one of aquarium types that came in. If I can see this helping with pool use, I may order a second one for the fw pool too instead of building a ramp as I have been thinking about.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Crabitat - Decorating 2.0

Post by Asheka » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:22 pm

So, with a busy week off, I did manage to redecorate the tat some tonight while feeding. I still have two more suction cup plants and two "garland" plants (third still in the mail heh) that I'll probably be using primarily in the second level to leaf it up. I'm hoping they like it!
I added some extra "privacy""around the pools (I was refilling, so they look lower than they are now).

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And some extra climbing options onto the shelf.

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Unfortunately I disturbed someone chilling under the surface while switching to a single ladder for the pools.

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Guess I'll see in the morning how much is destroyed :lol:
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Re: Crabitat - Decorating 2.0

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:05 am

Where do you find the coco fiber bowls?


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Re: Crabitat - Decorating 2.0

Post by Kleinerhejhog » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:48 am

I think she made them, crafty girl...


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Re: Crabitat - Decorating 2.0

Post by meg_and_the_zoo » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:33 am

I am not a crafty girl lol I needs to purchase such things.


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Re: Crabitat - Decorating 2.0

Post by Kleinerhejhog » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:06 am

I am very crafty, but me 'n silicone don't get along so well, I am not sure I could pull off what she did.

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