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Crabitat switcharoo!

Discussion in 'HCRU Crabitat's - Biography's Of Our Crabitats' started by keris hermies, Jun 26, 2007.

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  1. keris hermies

    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Today I changed my 20,gallon tank & added some new things.
    Right side.Reptile rock with drift wood I got from the river.(It's cleaned)
    Image of Rock.& Drift wood. - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
    Shell shopping corner.Image of Shell shopping - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
    Middle food dish.Today they got ceral grains & dried bananas.Lol.
    Image of FOOD! - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
    Choya wood & water dish.Image of Choya & dishes - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
    Left side box with cypress wood.Image of Wood - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
    Hammock.My mom made it.Image of Hammock redone - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
    Straw ladder to hammock.http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/ums/x258/keri94/?action=view&current=100_0604.jpg Thanks Hermit paws for the suggestions!
    Pool!Something new I'm trying.Image of POOL! - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
    My rock with holes.This is underneath the hammock.Image of Rock with holes under the hammmock. - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    nice pics. they look better then you other tank pics.(old ones)

    also you might want to take out the banana it looks old and could get moldy. you should never leave fresh (fruit and veggies) in the tank for more then 1 night to prevent molt. ( i also think it may prevent food poisioning, not sure though.)
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Thank you!I know.:) I redid it & hopefully they like it.(The Hermies)
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Keris, just a couple of observations on your tank ...

    You have painted shells in the tank. You should really try to get those out of there. You don't want the paint to chip and have your crabs eat it...toxic. Having said that, having painted shells is better than no shells, but if you can find some naturals ones, you should replace them as soon as possible. Also, the rocks you have in the tank could dye. It's not good to have coloured stuff like that. It would be best if you could also replace those with something more natural, like playsand. What is the other side of the tank ... the greenish sand? Is it calci-sand? One more question .. that little "bucket" you have on top of the oak wood ... is that metal? Can't tell from the picture....
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Yes I do have painted shells in my tank & I keeping them in there until I can go to Michaels to buy some natural shells.& the fish pebbles are going to be taking out of there A.S.A.P!Once I get back form vacation.(Beach sand)The green sand is calci sand.Yes.& yes the bucket is metal.
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Cali sand is bad for hermits
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Well.It's zoo med Hermit crab sand.Is that bad?
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    yea cali sand is bad bad for hermit go to lowes you can getplaysand that works for $3.19 for 50 lb bag
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Omgosh!Everything I have must be bad!
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    the drift woods not bad
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    The calci-sand is not good because (1) it can dye; (2) they can't bury in it; (3) it stinks when it gets wet! The rocks can dye and they can't bury in those either. The metal bucket is also a no-no. Don't put any metals in your tank.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I took it out.(Bucket)I'm getting new sand. & what do you mean it could dye???
     
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    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    The coloring can start to "run"...which could be toxic for the crabs.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Oh.Ok.Idk???
     
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