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Flooded Tank

Post by vekolou » Mon May 25, 2015 3:26 pm

I don,t know why but I got a humidity problem so I was always using my spray to raise up humidity. But now it's ok and I just realized that I have about 1 inch of water in the substrat... What should I do?

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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by Lburns » Mon May 25, 2015 7:09 pm

Do you have any molters buried?
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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by soilentgringa » Mon May 25, 2015 7:30 pm

Hi! This can be scary but it will be okay.
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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by soilentgringa » Mon May 25, 2015 7:32 pm

That link was originally about a false bottom but JJ had good advice for soaking up a flood.


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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by vekolou » Tue May 26, 2015 7:14 pm

I have no molters! And thanks for the info!

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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by thermidor » Tue May 26, 2015 8:19 pm

This is going to sound REALLY bizarre-but I have this problem to a much lesser extent, occasionally spilling the water bowl, etc. so the bottom inch of the sand is wetter than I would like. I went out today and bought tampons to use!!! I thought, they are easy to stick down into the sand, and once full of water, I can just pull the string to take it out.

Can't believe I am admitting this but really it seems like it will work. We'll see!


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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by vekolou » Thu May 28, 2015 6:09 pm

ahhahahaha! That's weird but it a really good idea!

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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by aussieJJDude » Fri May 29, 2015 1:21 am

thermidor wrote:This is going to sound REALLY bizarre-but I have this problem to a much lesser extent, occasionally spilling the water bowl, etc. so the bottom inch of the sand is wetter than I would like. I went out today and bought tampons to use!!! I thought, they are easy to stick down into the sand, and once full of water, I can just pull the string to take it out.

Can't believe I am admitting this but really it seems like it will work. We'll see!
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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by thermidor » Fri May 29, 2015 8:22 pm

Oh trust me it is even funnier to me as I have had a hysterectomy and have not bought these in 10 years! Thank God they did not ask me at the register why I needed them, can you imagine saying for my crab tank??????

And yes they actually do work:)

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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by KellyCrabbieLove » Fri May 29, 2015 9:41 pm

Even worse, if you were a guy buying them. Lol
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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat May 30, 2015 12:04 am

KellyCrabbieLove wrote:Even worse, if you were a guy buying them. Lol
Which is probably the reason I will never test this method... :lol: (and also I plan not to have a flooded tank to being with.) Are I could lie, as a 16yr would totally be buying one for his girlfriend... Hrrr, have to wait until older to try it out!
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Re: Flooded Tank

Post by Asheka » Sat May 30, 2015 6:28 am

thermidor wrote:This is going to sound REALLY bizarre-but I have this problem to a much lesser extent, occasionally spilling the water bowl, etc. so the bottom inch of the sand is wetter than I would like. I went out today and bought tampons to use!!! I thought, they are easy to stick down into the sand, and once full of water, I can just pull the string to take it out.

Can't believe I am admitting this but really it seems like it will work. We'll see!
I laugh at this now, but when I initially read it I totally did the "oh yeah, that would totally work" and pictured it in my head....there's something wrong with me :hlol:
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