75 gallon build!

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75 gallon build!

Post by JeffCrab » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:12 pm

So today was the big day! I’ve been up since early this morning to start my new crabitat adventure. Here’s my day through a bunch of pictures!

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This was before. Ignore my little painting with a twist photo. I’m a terrible artist. Ha.

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Making sure the space would look good with a 75 gallon! I’d say it fits pretty perfect!

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1st bag of sand in!

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2 bags! Haha

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5 bags of sand and 24 quarts of EE!

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Overall of the tank

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The lefts side, or the beach side. Fresh and salt water.

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The right side, more of the “forest” section. Two moss pits, a climbing toy, and a cave to hide.

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And the center, a giant Bonsai tree.

I just got back from Petco, and they have a fresh shipment of E’s. I’m in Florida, and I have NEVER seen E’s around. (I admit, I also haven’t been looking very hard.) so I’m tempted to go grab a few while they’re there. The tank has been a steady 78 degrees and 80% humidity thanks to the bubble pools.

I am like a giddy school girl. I’m finally in my happy place again!

Thanks for reading!

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Re: 75 gallon build!

Post by JeffCrab » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:14 pm

I also forgot! Not pictured are my new shells from Naples Sea Shell Company. Talk about a great deal, fast shipping and beautiful shells. I have them boiling in salt Water as we speak!


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Re: 75 gallon build!

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:49 pm

I like it! Looks good. :)
Big tanks are so much fun. There's way more room to add decorations and climbing stuff. :D

The pools look a bit like a shallow reptile dish I've seen - you may wish to replace those with deeper pools if your crabs can't fully submerge once you get them.

Also, just an FYI, boiling in salt water can dull shells. I usually boil in fresh, then dip them in salt water.
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Re: 75 gallon build!

Post by JeffCrab » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:54 pm

Thanks!

I actually had the hubby do the shell washing, and he forgot the salt, so that worked out! I'll keep that in mind in the future.

The dishes get about 3 inches deep. The crabs I'm getting won't be big - I want to start with smaller ones.

I eventually would like to build bigger pools of my own, but until I find something I really like, these will work.
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Post by LadyJinglyJones » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:57 pm

Oh - they're far deeper than they look! Gouda. :)

You'll have to show us pics once you get them home!
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Re: 75 gallon build!

Post by JeffCrab » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:02 pm

You have no idea how tempted I am to go out and get them right now! :D
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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:40 pm

That looks really good. Be interesting to see down the road as you begin to fill it up with more decor and such.

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Post by JeffCrab » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:55 pm

Thank you!


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Post by JeffCrab » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:24 pm

Alright. The temptation was much too high. 6 PP’s and 5 E’s are happily running around and exploring the tank!


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Re: 75 gallon build!

Post by arsavoir » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Is the bonsai tree real? Because I have one and I have been wanting to put it in my tank.


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Post by JeffCrab » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:49 pm

It’s fake. It’s an ornament from PetSmart.


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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Looks great!! Just want to make sure the substrate was mixed with dechlorinated msw or dechlorinated fw - it looks dry in the first few pics. It needs to be sandcastle consistency all the way through :) Very happy for you!
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Post by JeffCrab » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:08 pm

It was! That was as I was adding the substrate in and figuring out placements and such.

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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:09 pm

Cute!!
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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:31 pm

They sure are cutE. Good lucl with the little ones.

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