List of DIY Projects

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Re: Humidifierand heater system Idea.

Post by Guest » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:17 am

Or Try the Crab Island Heat Mat 4" X 5" for the plastic mini tanks they have out. It said household tape could be used with it and it's only 3 watts. So tape or Rubber band it around the outside of the water jar/canister.
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Has anyone tried this? I have the Crab Island Heat Mat that I am now using on a small tank but will be transfering my crabs in a bigger tank shortly and got another UTH for the big tank.


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Re: Humidifierand heater system Idea.

Post by Guest » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:34 am

Squirrlee wrote:Ok I have ordered a Humidifier from Pet Discounters but after reading the DIY threads and the Coffee mug heater addition I reverted back to my Tropical Fish Aquariums and the heaters they have. I was thinking of a submersible Heater inserted into the Moisture canister/Jar. The heaters have thermostats built in so there would be no risk of Boiling the water and you could set them at an ideal temp.

Or Try the Crab Island Heat Mat 4" X 5" for the plastic mini tanks they have out. It said household tape could be used with it and it's only 3 watts. So tape or Rubber band it around the outside of the water jar/canister.
I was at a petco today and they make those mats for large tanks as well. I almost bought one for my 55. but my temps are fine, its my humidity I cant get over 70%

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Post by MacandHunter » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:40 pm

Removed a couple links that are no longer working. Added one for pool lighting. Remeber to PM me if you have a DIY topic link that you feel should be added. :)
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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by bksbuddha » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:41 am

***bump*** :cheer:
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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by lilangel » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:51 am

some links do not work :(


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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by Fusious » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:32 am

I would like these links and pictures updated? These aren't too helpful anyore because they don't exist and most of the pictres don't work :(

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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by wyldaeval » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:58 pm

Found this while looking for ideas and it seems easy enough. Just have to check the list of materials required for safety. There's usually an MSDS pdf file listed with materials like quikcrete and there are many types of quikcrete. Unfortunately, my first purchase wasn't the correct type, so back to Home Depot I go! You can let your imagination run wild with this or check out tutorials on youtube for how-to/ideas. :)

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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by Bman006 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:03 am

This is an awesome thread. Wish it was updated though. Gave me all kind of projects to think about!

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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by Cecil716 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:45 pm

We need to update the list.... :P


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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by ErikRasmussen » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:54 pm

Here is a list some of the custom tank builds i can find, are there any others?

Kip.rogers357's Exhibit viewtopic.php?f=39&t=95022&start=75
Currious_Kitty'shttp://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/vie ... &start=195
Visual's Crabby Paradise viewtopic.php?f=39&t=113487&start=105
Emberfusion's Crabitat viewtopic.php?f=39&t=114326
Daniel's Under the Dome viewtopic.php?f=39&t=115658


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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by avenuegirl » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:32 pm

ErikRasmussen wrote:Here is a list some of the custom tank builds i can find, are there any others?

Kip.rogers357's Exhibit viewtopic.php?f=39&t=95022&start=75
Currious_Kitty'shttp://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/vie ... &start=195
Visual's Crabby Paradise viewtopic.php?f=39&t=113487&start=105
Emberfusion's Crabitat viewtopic.php?f=39&t=114326
Daniel's Under the Dome viewtopic.php?f=39&t=115658
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Re: List of DIY Projects

Post by kornchaser » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:32 pm

Looking for a lid cure so to speak. I got the thickest acrylic Lowe's had for my lid , had it cut to be 3in from the front so there's a long strip that doubles as a hinged lid, add hinges and a handle and viola but sadly not so simple. Both my cats like to sleep on the lid and now it bowes in the middle causing the corners to lift up which allows heat and moisture to escape. It's only a 20g tall so a 11.5" x 23 3/16th" lid. All ideas welcome!!

P.S. was thinking about an acrylic lid with the braces you see on a mesh lid going all around the edge. It would hold it down and keep it straight.Image

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