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Crab Upgrade?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:34 pm

Ok, get ready for a long post. I've been wanting to upgrade my 2 crabs crabitat for a long time now. As many of you know 10 gallons just doesn't do it for people who want to go above and beyond for their crabbies. I want to get them a bigger tank but, those cost a lot of money, for not very much space. So what do you all think about using a tote for their crabitat? They are a lot cheaper and they have more space, but is it ok for the crabs? I don't see anything wrong with it but I wanted more opinions

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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by aussieJJDude » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:48 pm

Totes are fine to use. Used them in the past without issues, but I just dont like them as well as glass tanks.

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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:14 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:Totes are fine to use. Used them in the past without issues, but I just dont like them as well as glass tanks.

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Ok thank youImage I'll keep y'all updated if I do a upgradeImageImageImage

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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by The Crab Maid » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 pm

I'm using a 50g tote, I love it. The only downside is that although it's clear, it's not as clear as glass. And it makes it tricky to use heaters because they really don't like sticking to plastic.
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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:56 pm

Pelagic wrote:I'm using a 50g tote, I love it. The only downside is that although it's clear, it's not as clear as glass. And it makes it tricky to use heaters because they really don't like sticking to plastic.
I'm definitely NOT a professional or anythingImage especially about totes, but have you considered using electric tape to stick the heating pad?

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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by The Crab Maid » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:39 pm

scuttlecrusty22 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:56 pm
I'm definitely NOT a professional or anythingImage especially about totes, but have you considered using electric tape to stick the heating pad?

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That’s exactly what I did. :lol:
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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:08 am

Pelagic wrote: That’s exactly what I did. Image
Awesome!!!Image

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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:17 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:Totes are fine to use. Used them in the past without issues, but I just dont like them as well as glass tanks.

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May I ask why you prefer glass aquariums? Image

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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:44 pm


scuttlecrusty22 wrote:May I ask why you prefer glass aquariums? Image

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You may ^_^

I found when I had them in a tote it was very hard to enjoy them. Viewing them as they walk around is what makes it fun for me, and not being able to view then properly is a big negative for me.

Plus I found I wasn't as actively caring for them, and not really doing much besides throwing in food and changing water... in a glass tank, I can see in easier... and things stick out a bit more, like spot cleaning food that's been dragged around ect.



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Re: Crab Upgrade?

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:26 am

Ok thank you

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