Finally redecorated the tank!

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Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by leah610 » Fri May 25, 2018 7:58 pm

Florals, cork, grapewood, larger water pools! I also got rid of my shower caddy moss pit. It was becoming a hassle rewetting the moss and having the crabs spew moss everywhere. Instead the moss pit is in the sub (held by doubled Tupperware) I prefer a natural look, and I was inspired by some of the tanks I've seen with florals. I decided to give it a go- it was a lot of rearranging but I'm really happy with the look!

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(The humidity is low because I had just finished rearranging when I took the picture. It's stable now. The gauge has gone a little wonky as you can see- I can still make out the readings, but I'm getting a new hydrometer soon.) Here you can see the moss pit near the cork, and dinner (which is crickets, millet, quinoa, apples, and coconut flakes)

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And the crabs started exploring immediately!
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Kai climbing away!

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Tai wondering if she wants to explore or hide away..

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"I can eat this..right?"

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Yay for a new tank layout!


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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by doth » Fri May 25, 2018 8:01 pm

it looks great!!!

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Post by piratetoothgir » Fri May 25, 2018 8:01 pm

Beautiful! I absolutely love those floral decorations :cloud9:
I am coming up to decorating my tank a bit more, and adding substrate. Otherwise, I don’t do major changes often.
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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by leah610 » Fri May 25, 2018 8:06 pm

doth wrote:it looks great!!!

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Thank you!


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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by leah610 » Fri May 25, 2018 8:07 pm

StellaCrab wrote:Beautiful! I absolutely love those floral decorations :cloud9:
I am coming up to decorating my tank a bit more, and adding substrate. Otherwise, I don’t do major changes often.
I love your tank layout. It's so symmetrical, clean, and natural looking! I look forward to seeing what you decorate with! Image


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Post by piratetoothgir » Fri May 25, 2018 8:18 pm

Aww, thank you!
I have more fishing net, another cork, and plenty of other plants. I planned to remove one of my two driftwoods and replace them with branches and cork. I want to do a moss basket on the ground to go with my second level moss.

Who knows, we’ll see when my large comes up from her molt!
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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri May 25, 2018 8:28 pm

To make a shower caddy look natural, you can weave and zip tie plastic plants through the square holes
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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri May 25, 2018 8:28 pm

To make a shower caddy look natural, you can weave and zip tie plastic plants through the square holes
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri May 25, 2018 8:40 pm

I love the colorful flowers! I'm curious if your crabs will climb to the end of the flowers and fall off. I find they do that with the foliage.
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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri May 25, 2018 8:40 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:To make a shower caddy look natural, you can weave and zip tie plastic plants through the square holes
That's a really good idea!
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Post by piratetoothgir » Fri May 25, 2018 8:42 pm

Mine are able to balance on the plants without falling over or tipping them over :) Such funny little animals.
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Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri May 25, 2018 8:43 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
AwesomeHermit wrote:To make a shower caddy look natural, you can weave and zip tie plastic plants through the square holes
That's a really good idea!
Yea, I saw a picture of one on an older post :)
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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by GotButterflies » Fri May 25, 2018 10:33 pm

Looks great! :) Love the pictures of the hermits too!! :)
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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by leah610 » Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 am

AwesomeHermit wrote:To make a shower caddy look natural, you can weave and zip tie plastic plants through the square holes
I've tried that, but I've never cared for the look with the types of leaves I have. They end up falling apart as I weave them, and then the moss always gets caught in the vine when I replace it. It's too much of a hassle, but I don't mind! Image


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Re: Finally redecorated the tank!

Post by leah610 » Sat May 26, 2018 8:28 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:I love the colorful flowers! I'm curious if your crabs will climb to the end of the flowers and fall off. I find they do that with the foliage.
Thank you! I haven't seen them climb on top of the flowers yet, but both of them have tightroped at the very top of the jute cord net, traveled all the way to the flowers, and then just fall asleep there. It's kind of funny


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