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DIY Aquarium?

Post by BlazeTheWeirdo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:18 pm

So after some discussion my dad and I had the thought of making our own custom aquarium for the hermit crabs. He has lots of glass panels from a project he didn't finish and we're currently in the process of drawing up some designs. My question is, what kind of sealant would be safe to use, to attach the glass panels together?


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Post by Scarletfire » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:00 pm

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Post by Xenocrab » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:06 pm

Aquarium silicone. You can get it at the pet store

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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:36 pm

Both answers are good options. You want a sealant that contains no mould inhibitors, and usually it's a good idea that it says somewhere on the packaging that its aquarium safe.

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Re: DIY Aquarium?

Post by BlazeTheWeirdo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:21 pm

Awesome. I'll get right on that. I've been playing around with the dimensions I want, and I want to know what you guys think. I'm making this based on the amounts of substrate needed for the crab sizes in this list. https://www.hermitcrabpatch.com/Hermit- ... -a/133.htm

I'm thinking 30" long, 24" high, and 16" wide. Any suggestions for size?

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:32 am

BlazeTheWeirdo wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Awesome. I'll get right on that. I've been playing around with the dimensions I want, and I want to know what you guys think. I'm making this based on the amounts of substrate needed for the crab sizes in this list. https://www.hermitcrabpatch.com/Hermit- ... -a/133.htm

I'm thinking 30" long, 24" high, and 16" wide. Any suggestions for size?
Because they grow and having hermit crabs is addicting, bigger is always better if you can do it.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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