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Deep clean of my tank, new sand version now!

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by LordRhal, Sep 9, 2010.

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  1. LordRhal

    LordRhal "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Heya peeps,
    so I went on vacation to Sandbanks in Ontario and I brought back some sand for my tank. Got it all set and ready and started my deep clean. I decided to turn it into a sand tank after having it with EE for over a year now.

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    First step, water bowl placement!

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    Skulls for desert section of tank.

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    Added the baskets for shells.

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    Added some new driftwood

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    Added my treasure chest and sunken ship back for theme purposes :D


    More to come soon with crabs in tank!

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    Finished version left side.

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    Final version right side.

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    basket o shells

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    crab enjoying new water.








    P.S.

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    Log of crab!!!
     
  2. scoobdoo

    scoobdoo "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    never thought of using a plain jane wicker basket to put shells in & having it in the air, mine have the jungle vine so they could get to it
     
  3. Hermies4Ever

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    Very VERY nice job, LordRhal! I approve! I'm sure your hermit crabs absolutely LOVE their new tank! Well done! :rockz: :cheer:
     
  4. Mckenny

    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    TOO COOL!! Way to go! :thumbsup:
     
  5. LordRhal

    LordRhal "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    thanks guys :D
    I'm pretty sure they like it too. At least I hope so! :p

    Scoobdoo, I just got two bamboo baskets from the dollarstore, works great with the 3M hooks. I used clear 130lbs fishing line to tie the baskets together. it frees up a ton of crawl space for them :p
     
  6. Hermies4Ever

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    Oh, I'm sure they do, because I know that if I were a crab, I would LOVE your set-up!
     
  7. Mama Crabs

    Mama Crabs "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Nice tank!!!
     
  8. LordRhal

    LordRhal "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    thank you mama c!
     
  9. Bumble

    Bumble (Micro Crab)

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    That looks great. I was interested to see how you attached the baskets; you said 3M hooks. I wouldn't have thought of that. With all these great examples, I guess I can't procrastinate making up the bigger tank too much longer. :vinkko:
     
  10. LordRhal

    LordRhal "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Yea the hooks are great I think they can each hold up to 3 lbs. each. I have a bunch of smaller hooks in the tank as well that I use if I want to hook on ladders or a plant. You can free up a lot of room and they love to climb on it.
     
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    Looks Great!! I love the log of crabs :chuckle:
     
  12. Hermies4Ever

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    LOL! Me too, HERMEZ!
     
  13. alliswell777

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    :drooltongue: WOW!!! that is such a cool tank!!! i plan to get a bigger tank after the first of the year. i love those pictures!! :rockz:
     
  14. Mini.Mrs.Crabs

    Mini.Mrs.Crabs "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    wow! the tank looks so bright and pretty!

    I looooooooooove it!
     
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