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  1. YouveGotCrabs

    YouveGotCrabs (Micro Crab)

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    Today my 75 gallon crabarium made it up onto the fugly-but-functional stand. I've begun setting it up. Of course one of my crabs is in iso, and 3 are down possibly molting in the old tank, so the big crab is the only one who can go in it right now. I suppose that'll give me time to set it up though. :)

    I made a small 2nd level in one corner with some silicone sealant and an 8x10 piece of plexiglass. I'm going to look for a suction cup shower caddy for shells.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    That sounds so cool! Make sure to post pictures when you're done.;):D
     
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    YouveGotCrabs (Micro Crab)

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    Actually I found a volume-calculator and it turns out my 75 was really an 85 (or thereabouts)!

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    Here's what it looks like currently. The left (sandy) side of the tank is not usually so bare, but the coco fiber hut that was there was starting to look moldy, so it's been removed for possible cleaning, probably replacement. It was only like $3 at Walmart anyway.

    PS: Arthur came up from his molt last night, so now everybody is in the big tank! :-D
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Congrat on everyone in the big one! Can't wait to see the finished pics
     
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    Crabby_Crazy "First Molt, A Success"

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    ...do i see painted shells?
     
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    I saw your ad on craigslist---I said hey I know that tank! :D
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    That's so cool. I have a 30-gallon tank where I house two lucky hermies: Hermie and Felix. It seems so big but a 70-galloner. Wow. That's great for you!!!
     
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    ziptied Hi, I'm New Here!

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    awesome, i just got a 75 gallon tank

    im afraid if fill it up with sand incase the bottom breaks out
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    I don't think the bottom will break.:):):)

     
  10. ziptied

    ziptied Hi, I'm New Here!

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    It would take like 3 bags of sand, that's 150 pounds
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    As long as it's sitting on something (a table or stand), you should be fine. Those tanks are designed to hold water, which is a big stress (water in large quantities really stresses out the glass), so you'll be fine. There are tons of people with bigger tanks who use sand in them with no problem.
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Originally Posted by ziptied [​IMG]
    awesome, i just got a 75 gallon tank

    im afraid if fill it up with sand incase the bottom breaks out



    Each gallon of water weighs 8 lbs some-odd, if you times that by 75 gallons of water that the tank was meant to hold, that's over 600 lbs. You could even put in 5 bags of sand, which is closer to what you'll need anyway. :D
     
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    ziptied Hi, I'm New Here!

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    sand weighs 12.5 pounds per gallon
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Assuming that you aren't considering filling the entire tank up with sand, you'll still be fine.
     
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    YouveGotCrabs (Micro Crab)

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    Only lined up in front of the cage! There are no painted shells inside the cage unless the crab came to me wearing it and hasn't changed out of it yet...and when I get a crab with a painted shell I make a special effort to find natural shells I think it would like! Then when it finally changes out of the painted shell, the painted shell gets added to the collection there in front of the cage! I think there's only 1 crab left in my tank (Sarge) that has a painted shell, and I haven't seen him in awhile so I think he may be down for a molt.
     
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    YouveGotCrabs (Micro Crab)

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    X2. I used 2.5 bags of playsand, and 1 bag of gravel (half the tank is playsand, half is gravel).
     
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