What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by ciaraalston » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:58 am

Motörcrab wrote:I want to get an average size so I can figure out a width and height that can work universally for all tanks. Maybe two sizes rather than something for each tank size. It sounds like I'm crazy, maybe, but just need the info now. Thanks again.

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I recommend something with depth. I had a 55 gallon but I HATED it because it was too narrow. Height and length were great, just needed depth. Can't wait to see what yall are working on!! :)

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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by Harry Wang » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:36 pm

Started with a 10g for 3 small/medium crabs. Then got this 55g for 7 small/medium crabs - I’m happy with the space atm Image

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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by wodesorel » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:17 pm

I have a 90 gallon equivalent now, and will be setting up the display case crabitat again with a new base that will make it about 200 gallons. It still has the footprint of about a 75/90 though, just extra height!
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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by Motörcrab » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:29 pm

ciaraalston wrote:I recommend something with depth. I had a 55 gallon but I HATED it because it was too narrow. Height and length were great, just needed depth. Can't wait to see what yall are working on!! :)

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Xeno and I were approved to be vendors at the 2020 Crab Con! We are going to sell our crabby craft stuff. Ropes, cubes, Acurite Holders, and loose craft mesh in various colors. We also want to make a few of our custom backdrops to sell too. I want to try and figure out one or two sizes that will easily fit in multiple tank sizes. I'm thinking of making them 24" wide by 18" tall. I think that would cover most tank sizes that were already mentioned.

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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:39 pm

Motörcrab wrote:Xeno and I were approved to be vendors at the 2020 Crab Con! We are going to sell our crabby craft stuff. Ropes, cubes, Acurite Holders, and loose craft mesh in various colors. We also want to make a few of our custom backdrops to sell too. I want to try and figure out one or two sizes that will easily fit in multiple tank sizes. I'm thinking of making them 24" wide by 18" tall. I think that would cover most tank sizes that were already mentioned.

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I think if tou want to have a rocking chance to cover most sizes of aquariums, I'd do 30 x 30cm (1ft x 1ft) and 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6 inch)... (maybe even 20 x 20cm (8 x 8 inch) to cover more bases?)

if they could be stitched together (assuming they can) crabbers would be able to a variation of the two sizes to suit their needs.

To make it easier you could also print out a sizing sheet (eg, 55g, 4 1ft squares...) so they'll know how much to buy, or simply offer a deal (55g bundle)

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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by Motörcrab » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:57 pm

I like securing the backdrop to egg crate. I keep it long so the substrate keeps it tight against the back glass. The background starts at the 6" of substrate level. The top we hold with tension rods. The actual background starts at the 6" of substrate level. That way once it settles you have an easy indication how much more to add. I want to keep them so they are just a drop in place thing. Keep it as easy as possible. I'm afraid having to many options will make it difficult.ImageImageImage

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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by odelayheehoo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:31 pm

I have a 55 gallon with a 20 gallon topper, and a 29 gallon tank.
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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by KrankyKrab » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:06 pm

65g with 20g topper


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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by 22pony22 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:32 pm

I ungraded from a half gallon to a 10 gallon tank


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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by JeffCrab » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:11 am

Mines a 125 gallon.


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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by Slsherrill » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:07 pm

29 gallon... but dreaming of something more, lol.
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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by Links » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:24 am

55 gal w bigger dreams as well (3 PP’s in the 55)


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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by Sweet Pea » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:18 pm

225 gallon


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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by hermieelover » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:15 pm

I started with a five gallon. They didn’t have enough room upgraded to 29 gallon now have the five gallon as an ISO


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Re: What Size Crabitats Does Everyone Have?

Post by BlookittiePC » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:59 pm

My two are stuck in the 10 gallon because Friday decided to molt when we were planning to upgrade. The 29 gallon is waiting in the basement!
One amazing PP: Jarvis, who has been with me since 7/14/18, and is now chilling in a 29 gallon tank!
And two cats: Beanie and Delia

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