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Second floor?

Post by hermieelover » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:44 am

I was wondering if I should put in a second-floor my little crabies love climbing on things but im not completely sure on how to. Does anyone have any ideas? I was also thinking about getting climbing net for them to get up if I did make a second floor.

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Re: Second floor?

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:45 pm

You can use baskets, soap dishes, nets, branches from safe wood, wood from the reptile store...the possibilities are endless :)
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Re: Second floor?

Post by hermieelover » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:28 am

GotButterflies wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:45 pm
You can use baskets, soap dishes, nets, branches from safe wood, wood from the reptile store...the possibilities are endless :)
thank you :D

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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:38 pm

Yw! :)
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Re: Second floor?

Post by MauiMama » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:30 am

I made 2 platforms out of popsicle sticks and bamboo, put them on opposite sides of the tank. Then I made a bridge out of popsicle sticks and hemp twine and attached it to both platforms. Finally, I have a piece of cholla wood angled up to one platform, and craft netting leading up to the other one. I don't usually see him on it during the day, but in the mornings I get up and see sand trails and the decorative glass beads are scattered everywhere xD
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Re: Second floor?

Post by MauiMama » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:31 am

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Re: Second floor?

Post by KrankyKrab » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:54 am

Maui - are the bamboo poles all the way down to bottom? Floating? Trying to come up with a second floor myself and wonder if poles should be far down but think theyll disturb diggers??

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Re: Second floor?

Post by MauiMama » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:58 am

They're only buried about an inch for stability, and Maui is my only crab, so its easy to monitor when he is under! XD
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Re: Second floor?

Post by KrankyKrab » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:06 am

Love it! Im so inspired! I cant figure out what the mesh is ... burlap?

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Re: Second floor?

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:02 pm

KrankyKrab wrote:Love it! Im so inspired! I cant figure out what the mesh is ... burlap?
Looks like burlap to me. I use burlap constantly in my tank. Really cute 2nd level btw! I always reccomend putting in an upstairs, gives ur crabs more usable room to explore/travel/hide. My crabs are always hanging out on the 2nd floor.

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Re: Second floor?

Post by MauiMama » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:19 pm

Yep, burlap from a craft store. :D

Thank you! I actually worked really hard on it, and Maui seems to enjoy it!
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Re: Second floor?

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:54 pm

MauiMama wrote:Yep, burlap from a craft store. :D

Thank you! I actually worked really hard on it, and Maui seems to enjoy it!
Did u zip tie the burlap over craft mesh? That's always been my go-to technique. I actually just constructed a new tat by ziptyung burlap over egg crate panels.

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Re: Second floor?

Post by MauiMama » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:59 pm

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:
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Did u zip tie the burlap over craft mesh? That's always been my go-to technique. I actually just constructed a new tat by ziptyung burlap over egg crate panels.

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What a great idea! I'd love to see how that turned out!

I actually have a little wooden golf tee poked through the burlap mesh and into the moss on the side of the tank. It's really secure already that way, but I also have the dish sitting on top of the mesh for extra support. The bottom is also "teed" into the substrate, with some glass beads piled on it for looks and extra security.
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Re: Second floor?

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:19 pm

MauiMama wrote: What a great idea! I'd love to see how that turned out!

I actually have a little wooden golf tee poked through the burlap mesh and into the moss on the side of the tank. It's really secure already that way, but I also have the dish sitting on top of the mesh for extra support. The bottom is also "teed" into the substrate, with some glass beads piled on it for looks and extra security.
Huh, creative choice! I have a tank build thread in the DIY section if u want to see how it turned out :)

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Re: Second floor?

Post by MauiMama » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:39 pm

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Huh, creative choice! I have a tank build thread in the DIY section if u want to see how it turned out :)

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I've been following that, I'm in awe!
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