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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by sugarselections » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:44 pm

Leslie1993 wrote:I've been thinking about getting one of those. I love your tank. A question though, how tall is the horizontal door?
The two front doors are each about 28.5 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by sugarselections » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:44 pm

GotButterflies wrote:I agree, it's beautiful! :)
Thank you :)
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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by ErikRasmussen » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:58 pm

How many crabs do you have in there? Do your exotics like it?


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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by Shananagians » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:24 pm

With the glass insert is the tat able to still get sufficient venting to prevent condensation on the walls?

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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by sugarselections » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:33 pm

Shananagians wrote:With the glass insert is the tat able to still get sufficient venting to prevent condensation on the walls?
Those vents aren't actually blocked by the glass. There's a gap. I run a fogger in there often.
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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by Shananagians » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:54 pm

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Shananagians wrote:With the glass insert is the tat able to still get sufficient venting to prevent condensation on the walls?
Those vents aren't actually blocked by the glass. There's a gap. I run a fogger in there often.

Awesome! I want to do something similar to your build next years, one last question, do you have a UTH or heat bulbs, or what lights do you use?

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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by sugarselections » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:05 am

Shananagians wrote:
sugarselections wrote:
Shananagians wrote:With the glass insert is the tat able to still get sufficient venting to prevent condensation on the walls?
Those vents aren't actually blocked by the glass. There's a gap. I run a fogger in there often.

Awesome! I want to do something similar to your build next years, one last question, do you have a UTH or heat bulbs, or what lights do you use?
I have two of the largest size Zoo Med heat pads on the terrarium. One on the left side and one across the back wall. I have two light canopies on top with a total of eight sockets. I use a mixture of UV bulbs and standard light bulbs. The bulbs aren't specifically heat bulbs, but they do put out a lot of heat.
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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:44 am

What does your heat & humidity stay at? I love the huge variety of crabs that you have in one tank! They are all very beautiful and I love the names! I never get tired of revisiting this thread or your video!!!


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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by sugarselections » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:28 pm

GotButterflies wrote:What does your heat & humidity stay at? I love the huge variety of crabs that you have in one tank! They are all very beautiful and I love the names! I never get tired of revisiting this thread or your video!!! Image
Humidity ranges from 75%-95%. The overhead lights burn off a lot of humidity through the day while they're on so I run the fogger as needed.

The heat varies depending on the season and day/night. The winter season day-night range is roughly 82-75 degrees. The summer day-night range is roughly 96-80 degrees.

Thanks!
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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by ErikRasmussen » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:01 pm

how deep are your pools?

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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by sugarselections » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:54 pm

ErikRasmussen wrote:how deep are your pools?
I haven't used those green bowls in the original photos as pools for a long time. I went back to my old Lock & Lock pantry storage bins. At their deepest point, those are 4 inches.

I need to post some current pictures of my crabitat and crabs. I'll try to work on that.
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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by ErikRasmussen » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:07 pm

Nice, it seems like your exotics really love it.


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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by Shananagians » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:19 pm

How much eco earth did you have to use?

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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build w/ video

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:01 am

sugarselections wrote:
ErikRasmussen wrote:how deep are your pools?
I haven't used those green bowls in the original photos as pools for a long time. I went back to my old Lock & Lock pantry storage bins. At their deepest point, those are 4 inches.

I need to post some current pictures of my crabitat and crabs. I'll try to work on that.
I look forward to new pictures!!!


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Re: 101 Gallon Exo Terra Crabitat Build, update 5/24/17

Post by sugarselections » Wed May 24, 2017 12:33 pm

I'm finally getting around to posting some updated photos the crabitat and crabs.

The crabitat as of 5/17. The substrate level is a little low, but I'll be doing a deep clean in June so I'm not bothering to top it off right now.
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Sesame (rug) finally changed out of his original shell after being with me for five years!
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Mutsu (viola)
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Florence (viola) & Merah (indo)
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Carob (pp) & Toby (pp)
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Kola (indo)
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Kola (indo)
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Bitsy (pp) mid-molt
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Bitsy (pp) post-molt
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Major (pp) is the baby of the family
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