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My 29L Crabitat (today's makeover)

Discussion in 'The HCRU Family Photo Album - Say Cheese.' started by NitaRocks!, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. NitaRocks!

    NitaRocks! (Micro Crab)

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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    NIta you need toi take the Gravel out an toss it !!!!!!!
    Gravel is Dangerous to hav in the tank because most colored gravel is panited. i could tell the gravel you have IS panited! the paint is toxic! Crabs eat sand and gravel to help digest food. the paint could kill your crabs.
     
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    Get play sand at Home Depot for $5.00 for one of those big bags.
     
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    NitaRocks! (Micro Crab)

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    Ok, I'll get some play sand....
    HermitPaws, you need to calm down. You is freakin me out.
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    i am Calm HOw am i freaking u out?
     
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    NitaRocks! (Micro Crab)

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    Too many ! and you seem so freaked you said panited instead of painted and NIta instead of Nita. And toi.
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Sorry i type to fast i guess
     
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    Oooh! It's so perrty! :) Your hermies must be having a great time! I Loooooove it! :D
    You should take the painted gravel out, but could put in some unpainted rocks for the water and food section. It's kind of annoying when hermit crabs drag in sand or eco earth into the water and food dishes.
     
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    It looks pretty cool.:) I might make a few suggestions though. HermitPaws is right about the gravel. You can get some natural colored stuff at home depot for 3$ for a bag that will last you a life time. Also the pine is toxic to the crabs. You could get a fake pine log instead. Also make sure the substrate is twice the height of you tallest crab. If it's commercial food in you food dish, your crabs would probably enjoy fresh fruits, veggies and meat instead or as well if you really want the commercial food. I can't really tell what it is so excuse me if I'm mistaken.:eek: Great job on the tank though and I'm sure your crabbies love the moss.:D
     
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    I use the small white aquarium gravel under my food and water dishes. Others use the natural colored gravel. I use a paint brush to brush away any substrate that might get dragged onto the gravel.

    Your tank looks nice. :)
    I was wondering though if you are using wood chips in a section of your tank? Also some vines or artificial plants for climbing would be great for exercise for them.

    I'm sorry you got yelled at...sometimes our "Passion" for the well-being of our crabbies just "runs amuck" at times. :D
    We all have to be careful with our "tone" and teach instead of preach. :)
     
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    Yes, fake plants would be great!!!
     
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    Yes plants would be awesome! Maybe you could make a little shady area or something. That would be so cool. I agree with Mckenny. I've definitely seen people get yelled at etc.
     
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    Chase "First Molt In Progress"

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    HermitPaws is right about the gravel, take it out A.S.A.P.

    Other then that it looks fantastic!

    Great Job!

    :)
     
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    Okay.What pine? My substrate is deep enough. It's not commercial food.
    You're right! I should totally get fake plants.

    You know what mom said? She said I should take out all the gravel, put in more sand there, make a hemp net, and put it over the sand. Eh? Purdy smart huh, my mom.
     
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    I am wondering if the coarse substrate is wood chips or coconut substrate? If wood chips, that isn't good. If coconut substrate, they would do better in the finely shredded coconut sub. You can get a brick or a package of three bricks, follow the instructions, and add a brick of that instead. They need to tunnel and the finely shreaded is perfect for that, or you can put in all sand.

    Take a look at the pictures in the Gallery, that may give you some more ideas as how to decorate.:)
     
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    Coconut husk substrate, and they adore it. I've been using it for 3 1/2 years.
     
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