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Sand VS. Eco Earth

Discussion in 'You Are In: POLL Parade - Just! Poll's.' started by HermitPaws, Oct 21, 2007.

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  1. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    I use ee for my crabs
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I have never tried the EE, but my crabs seem to be perfectly happy in the playsand!! They dig and molt and tunnel-so I guess "if it's not broke, don't fix it"!!!
     
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    I use ALL of the above
     
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    Lilmarcher22 "Never Molted"

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    Ok. when i first got my crabs i used ee and a week later it started to grow mold so i dont use it any more i now use playsand and it is working alot better so just to let you all know my story.:eek:
     
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    I use playsand and have moss pits. Im scared to use EE lol
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Vckums--do you have pics of your tank? I wonder how to set up a "moss pit"!!!
     
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    Yes I have pics. What I had in there before this last tank redo, was a huge plastic dog bowl ( no laughing LOL) and hubby drilled some holes around the sides so I could ziptie some vines to it. Then I placed it on the bottom of the tank and added sand around it almost to the top of the bowl. I always found crabs in there, and since I have 30 crabs I need a big pit. LOL
    Imageshack isn't being nice atm, so I will try to upload the pics later.
     
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    Here is a pic of the moss pit
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    Here's the new tank set up with moss in my turtle docks.
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  9. alli'smommy

    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    That looks really neat! How do you attach the turtle docks to the sides of the tank? I can see pull ties, but I can't tell how it's attached!
    I really like the setup though!! I love to see other tanks and get ideas!! I have two corner shower caddies suction cupped in the back corners, both with moss in them. One has shells and the other has a hut. My Taz LOVES to bury in the moss under the hut!! Nobody goes into the one with shells though???!!!
     
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    i use play sand cuz they luv it
     
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    The clear plexi glass bars are glued to the tank using aquarium sealant. Those bars have holes drilled through them. I put the zip ties through the holes then through the docks. They are very strong as I can push on the dock and it doesn't move.
    My crabs loves the moss, and they love to knock it off the docks onto the sand. Which they did this morning and I have to redo it. LOL
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Oh my goodness! How creative!!!
     
  13. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Nice setup Vckums!!!! Really nice!!
     
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    Thanks! But just remember I didn't start out this way LOL We had a KK and aquarium gravel *shudder*
     
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    OddyCrab (Micro Crab)

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    bummer , that sux
     
  16. Hildegarde

    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Back on topic, I use a substrate made of Florida sand, ground oyster shell, coco-fiber and a saltwater mix. I get it from an on-line store. It's great! It's the perfect consistency so I never have to wet it and it smells like sand. An unknown to me benefit-because of the color of the substrate you never see any poop!

    When I put the sand into my new tank I made an area of just Eco-Earth. Everyone of my crabs stayed away. I put their favorite hidey on top of the EE and only one crab would ever go into the hidey.

    Last week I took out the EE and put in a pool.
     
  17. Chuck_Norris

    Chuck_Norris "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    In the 29 gallon, I had it half play sand and half EE. The crabs (namely the Straws) thought that it would be better if it were all mixed together, so that's how I have it now in the 40 gallon. :)
     
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