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..Making progress...

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by veltish, Dec 13, 2006.

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  1. veltish

    veltish Guest

    :steamed: didnt get barely any time to work on the tank today! tons of stuff has been going on and ive been horribly grumpy all day because all i wanted to do was set up my crab tank
    Even though i didnt get done with it, i got enough done to be able to put the crabs in. At first the tank was set up a lil' different..but then my "adhesive hooks" wouldnt stick and my shelf with all the shells in it collapsed!! i was so frusterated...so for now theres no "new" shelf..i have to go buy a few mor pillars to do my new plan..lol.....but theres a smaller corner shelf up...but they may not be able to get up to it..i only have a vine to it for now. i still have tons and tons of stuff to do....the final thing is going to be set up way different im sure.. im hoping to get i done tomorow night...but not promising myself anything.
    BTW..my 4 tiny crabs are LOVING thier new home( lots of room!!)

    heres how it was for a few hours
    [img width=300 height=168]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0523.jpg[/img]
    then heres how its going to be for hopefully only part of tomorrow
    [img width=300 height=182]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0532.jpg[/img]
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0534.jpg[/img]
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0535.jpg[/img]
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0533.jpg[/img]
    ITS SO EMPTY!! i felt bad so i had to just throw a few vine peices in there so the crabs wouldnt feel to "out in the open".. i cant wait to finish it though!
  2. veltish

    veltish Guest

    :shuffle: Silly me! i forgot to pst the couple pics of the crabbies i took..
    heres Ogie and Billie
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0531.jpg[/img]
    and Zero( pics for the fist time!)
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0525.jpg[/img]
    [img width=300 height=199]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0537.jpg[/img]

    by the way ..if you cant tell yet..im going for the kind of "colonial/coluseum type theme".. ithink its neat.. i even have the saltwater dish with it9 it was made to be a soap dish...but nuh-uh! not in a crabbers eyes!!..lol

    HERMEZ Moderator

    Dec 22, 2005
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    :dancin: crabbies and tank look great! Dont worry you will hook it up in no time but for now I like it :pinkhat: I love the colloseum (sp?) too!
  4. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    I like it! Your babies look great! You are doing a wonderful job :giverose:
  5. veltish

    veltish Guest

    OMG this huge tank is so overwhelming!! but ive got an AWSOME THEME thing thats going to go on.. im not going to post any more pics until i finish the tank...but im planning on a "greek" theme. im decorating with tons of 'colossal" decor' ..i found some great stuff at petco ( online) i cant wait to go get it along with 4 or 5 new crabbies! i have a ton of other new stuff too. and all the crabs are going to be named with greek mythology names. im going to have so much fun!! cant wait to finish it!
  6. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Sounds great! Then again anything Greek is good with me. Some of my crabbies are named after Greek Gods and mythology figures! :petals:
  7. queenofthecrabs

    queenofthecrabs (Small Crab)

    Jan 2, 2006
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    It looks fantastic right now!!! I do not want to steal any of your great ideas..but where did you find that little bridge thingy??? I could use something like that...oh and the columns???? do they have them at Petco?I think I am in need of a tank makeover..anyone want to help lol.
  8. Pixiegirl

    Pixiegirl Guest

    looks good! by the way i like the mountain dew back round! lol
  9. veltish

    veltish Guest


    i got the bridge form walmart.. they have all different types... the colums were actually soap despensers from the dollar tree and i judt took the dispenser out and put it in the sand upside down. there are also some of the "colosuem" theme things at petco. i am getting a bunch from there in a couple days( i dont live by petco... but i have a DR. appt in a town near a petco..so i always stop by when im there. its funny..ive got a big list of all the things i picked out from online for when i go to petco..so i dont forget... im so friggen excited! im going to post pics of how far ive gotten later onight... i have alot of it done..but im not happy with the leave and plant decorations in it at all..but its all i have for now, so as long as it makes the crabs comfortable.. the looks dont count till i get new stuff!
  10. veltish

    veltish Guest

    Ive been working little by little on the tank whenever i have a few minutes of time. Here's some pictures of how its coming along!

    :petals: A full view:
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0550.jpg[/img]
    left side view:
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0554.jpg[/img]
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0555.jpg[/img]
    right side:
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0557.jpg[/img]

    and one of Billie enjoying the foliage!
    [img width=300 height=225]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/0OoAshleyoO0/000_0563.jpg[/img]

    ..not a ton of progress...but im getting there! I am also getting a rock backgrond from Foster&Smith... its really neat looking..its going to go great with everything
  11. Joey Oh

    Joey Oh Guest

    WOW Veltish! It is coming along awesomely! Your pillars are way too cool!

    I too added a smidge of Greek to my Tat and made a change to the background that I had on my 20L, I had a hard time finding it in the size for my 75....

    This is the old background:
    [img width=300 height=170]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/morgan0731/crabitat10-1910142Large.jpg[/img]

    This is the New background:
    [img width=300 height=146]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/morgan0731/picture14832Large.jpg[/img]

    This is a view of my 'Greek' side of the tat:
    [img width=300 height=168]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/morgan0731/Tat1020Large.jpg[/img]

    I was really wanting to do more with that theme... I have this HUGE round collosium piece that originally came from Petsmart that is just taking up space on my bottom shelf! It was just a bit more 'Greek' than I wanted to go!

    I have more plants coming for my Christmas gift... I hope to get everything set up by January that way I can try again in the Tat contest at CJS :cheesygrin:

    Your Tat is sure off to an amazing start... keep up the good work!!

    Here are the links to the pics larger, I just have no idea how to do that 'click' to make larger thingy!
  12. veltish

    veltish Guest

    NICE tat!! Yeah, i really like the 'greek" theme.. it was an idea from the boyfriend.. and i love it. i dont know if im going to go 'all out" on it.. but i know im getting a few more things in a couple days.. and i have to get my background still... i like yours by the way. it goes good with it all. the one that im getting looks as if the tank were against a cliff wall..its neat...not much unlike yours. ..ugh..it just makes me ache when i see all the stuff you got in there... i cant wait to get them more stuff to "do"( you know what i mean) oh.. and i just HAVE to get some cholla from vicks store. ...
  13. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

    Dec 9, 2005
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    Montgomery Village, MD
    veltish, you have to learn that the 'tats are a work in progress. they are never complete, they are ever changing. work on it a little at a time but it always grows. dont be in such a rush to finish it because it will never be finished.
  14. veltish

    veltish Guest

    Yeah, ive realised that. but i knwo theres going to be a time when im more content with it. its frusterating me today.. becuase im trying to get the humidity up and its not working too well. Ive lwered the substrate level dramatically on the left side so the UTh would help more with evaporation.. and i ended up makig the tank look really horrible... i am going to take alot of the substrate out in or to make things "workable' again. i tell ya.. these crabbies are realy keeping me busy!
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