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Ready made Eco Earth- Zoo Med

Discussion in 'The Sand Castle Lounge' started by liagiba, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. liagiba

    liagiba "First Molt In Progress"

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    It has been a long time since I posted anything. I hope everyone it's doing great! My  :hermzpoo: are doing good, I am not over loosing Christmas yet. I look at the tank and still think of him, especially since I kept 2 shells he had previously used and 2 hermies are "wearing" them now...
    Anyway, I decided to do a deep cleaning, since the one in June was a partial cleaning because of molting. I use the "Hermez" pantheologist excavation method and didn't got rid of all substrate. So, I went today looking for Zoo med eco earth bricks and there was none. There was a generic brand and I freaked out thinking this is not the same. I ask one of the employees and he directed me to a ready made eco earth bag. I read it and it sounds safe. I got home, mix it with brand new play sand, add salt water, and into the tank. It only took me 2 hours  to set everything back (I did the baking of coco huts and driftwood and cholla yesterday after the turkey, since the oven was already hot) versus many hours it used to take when I was waiting for bricks to dissolve.
    I changed the moss, that was looking dreadful and got a crazy idea. I got a long planter, cut the front, set the moss in and added the shells. I have too many shells and having them on top of each other defeat the whole purpose of hermit crabs trying them on! So the long "planter" solved it. It doesn't look gorgeous, but it is practical. Here is the best part: I also got a new salt water pool. It is zoo med, it supposed to be a snake water dish, but it is deep enough to have hermits take a bath and it has steps!! The cutest little steps!  :spunky: I will post pictures soon of my Christmas decorated tank and the new salt water pool. Have a fun holiday!
     
  2. liagiba

    liagiba "First Molt In Progress"

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    [img=400x300]http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae128/liagiba1977/Christmas%20Decorations-%20Hermit%20Crab%20Tank/065.jpg[/img]

    Cookie Monster hanging in the shell garden/ moss pit.

    [img=400x300]http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae128/liagiba1977/Christmas%20Decorations-%20Hermit%20Crab%20Tank/058.jpg[/img]

    corner of the shell garden

    [img=400x300]http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae128/liagiba1977/Christmas%20Decorations-%20Hermit%20Crab%20Tank/052.jpg[/img]

    salt water pool with tiny wee steps!

    [img=400x300]http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae128/liagiba1977/Christmas%20Decorations-%20Hermit%20Crab%20Tank/063.jpg[/img]
    front view of crabitat

    [img=400x300]http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae128/liagiba1977/Christmas%20Decorations-%20Hermit%20Crab%20Tank/049.jpg[/img]
    front view

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    Poinsettias in the tank!

    http://s964.photobucket.com/albums/ae128/liagiba1977/Christmas%20Decorations-%20Hermit%20Crab%20Tank/?start=0
    whole album
     
  3. scoobdoo

    scoobdoo "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    great use of  the planter!
     
  4. CrabAddict

    CrabAddict Moderator

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    Great pics! Agreed with scoobdoo on the flower pot :)
    Those exo terra water dishes are great. They're deep, have steps so crabs can get out and they come in all sizes. I love mine :sunny:
     

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