:aargh: Why do I INSIST on doing BOTH tanks in one day??? Took me 5.5 hours to do both tanks and that was with the HELP of my husband Jeff. YIKES! mg: Started off rinsing and baking the sand. My husband says I make the BEST baked sand [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207004.jpg[/img] And boiled shells in the world. [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207012.jpg[/img] Then on went the latex gloves and I held my breath as I disassmebled the 20L and started hunting for the inhabitants. We lost Lilo. From what I could tell she molted fine, but this one didn't go well. I would have had her ONE YEAR next week. :angel12: The other 16 inhabitants were just fine tho. [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207002.jpg[/img] After my husband dumped and hosed out the tanks, I washed them down with vinegar and water. Then added the sand and the EE. [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207003.jpg[/img] Here's the CLEAN 20L [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207006.jpg[/img] [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207007.jpg[/img] [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207011.jpg[/img] [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207010.jpg[/img] The 37G was trickier because it took both of us to haul it outside and dump it. Then to bring it back in. I litereally have to stand on a step stool to work in this tank! This tank houses my large crabs and all 9 of them were stuffed into the iso until I was done! It was a bit croweded to say the least. [img=300x225]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207013.jpg[/img] Here's the finished product... [img=225x300]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207016.jpg[/img] [img=225x300]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207017.jpg[/img] [img=225x300]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/wicked_annabella/September2207018.jpg[/img] I think I'm going to put my feet up and relax now, cuz it took me ANOTHER hour and a half to disinfect my kitchen, vaccuum and put everything away!!! Whew. I'd lost both the large straws I bought two months ago. Not a big surprise as they were pretty beat up to begin with. I've decided, no more large straws for me...They don't molt well for me. I don't know what happens. I found a lot of Straw exo, but no bodies...so when they went down right away, they must have tried to molt and just didn't make it. I wish I knew what I do wrong for them.