Acurite Craft Mesh Holder

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Acurite Craft Mesh Holder

Post by Motörcrab » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:56 pm

I saw Crabcityrockers post this on Instagram and thought it was a great idea. It's an easy way to get the Acurite gauge off of the substrate and help protect it and allows a few more options for locating it to an ideal location too.

A similar design can probably be used for cameras and other items as well.

Supplies needed:
1 sheet craft mesh
30 or so small zip ties
Scissors and/or xacto knife
Tape measure
Nail clippers for cutting zip ties
Also to be safe eye protection and gloves

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Cut the craft mesh into these sizes:
4 pieces 3-1/2" X 1-5/8" (these will be for the top bottom and sides)
2 pieces 3-1/2" X 3-1/2" (these are the front and back)
2 + pieces 5/8 wide by whatever length (these are for hanging and will vary depending on your set up.

Take one of the 3-1/2 X 3-1/2" pieces and cut a 1/2" border on 3 sides. On the 4th side cut a 3/4" border. This will be the front so you can read the gauge. The 3/4" border is for the bottom of the gauge. This is where the xacto knife is handy.

All your pieces are cut and begin assembly.
I started by securing the bottom to the front.

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Next were both sides to the front and bottom.

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Next up was securing the back to the bottom and sides.

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At this point it would be easiest to attach each of the pieces for hanging. I added mine after the next step so it can be done either way.

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Now you can drop the Acurite in the pouch and add the top. Make sure it has batteries and is facing the right direction.

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Now you have an Acurite you can hang off the substrate. I hung mine around the center support of my tank.

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Acurite Craft Mesh Holder

Post by RiNiKy506 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:53 pm

That is totally awesome! Thank you for sharing! I’ll definitely be making one of those, I think I’ll attempt one for the camera too.


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Post by LeeHasCrabs » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:11 pm

Motörcrab wrote:I saw Crabcityrockers post this on Instagram and thought it was a great idea. It's an easy way to get the Acurite gauge off of the substrate and help protect it and allows a few more options for locating it to an ideal location too.

A similar design can probably be used for cameras and other items as well.

Supplies needed:
1 sheet craft mesh
30 or so small zip ties
Scissors and/or xacto knife
Tape measure
Nail clippers for cutting zip ties
Also to be safe eye protection and gloves

Image

Cut the craft mesh into these sizes:
4 pieces 3-1/2" X 1-5/8" (these will be for the top bottom and sides)
2 pieces 3-1/2" X 3-1/2" (these are the front and back)
2 + pieces 5/8 wide by whatever length (these are for hanging and will vary depending on your set up.

Take one of the 3-1/2 X 3-1/2" pieces and cut a 1/2" border on 3 sides. On the 4th side cut a 3/4" border. This will be the front so you can read the gauge. The 3/4" border is for the bottom of the gauge. This is where the xacto knife is handy.

All your pieces are cut and begin assembly.
I started by securing the bottom to the front.

Image

Next were both sides to the front and bottom.

Image

Next up was securing the back to the bottom and sides.

Image

At this point it would be easiest to attach each of the pieces for hanging. I added mine after the next step so it can be done either way.

Image

Now you can drop the Acurite in the pouch and add the top. Make sure it has batteries and is facing the right direction.

Image

Now you have an Acurite you can hang off the substrate. I hung mine around the center support of my tank.

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this is great! Thanks so much for posting!!


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Post by LeeHasCrabs » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:11 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:That is totally awesome! Thank you for sharing! I’ll definitely be making one of those, I think I’ll attempt one for the camera too.


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thats an excellent idea to make for the cam.


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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:58 pm

That is great! :)
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Post by Motörcrab » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:17 pm

We made another Acurite holder for Xenocrabs tank today! We used a suction cup hook on the glass lid for an attachment point.ImageImageImage

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Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:02 pm

Thank you for sharing, again! I will use the suction cup idea too.


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Post by Motörcrab » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:16 am

This is the first thing I caught anyone climbing on the gauge covered in mesh. Abaddon has been climbing everywhere he shouldn't tonight! Mainly around the top of the tank! ImageImage

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Post by RiNiKy506 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:34 am

He’s so cute!


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Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:42 pm

Beautiful straw! They seem to be doing good!
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Post by Motörcrab » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:37 pm

Thanks Riniky! They are doing good so far, I have had 3 down for almost a month now and they are driving me nuts! I'm still super nervous when I don't see them for a few days because they are supposedly a lot more delicate when it come to molting that other species. Fingers crossed!
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