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Vicki has inspired me...

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by HERMEZ, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. HERMEZ

    HERMEZ Moderator

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    I was always wanting to do a netting drape and climb tank.....so I am doing a tester with one "rope" of netting suctioned to the lid of the 2nd half of the tank. Vicki reminded me of the zip ties and they are just what I needed to make it happen

    [img=300x180]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a96/Herm-EZ/moonewshell018.jpg[/img]

    and here is my E this is a milestone pic as he would molt and not change shells......so here he is in his way too big zebra shell.
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  2. Amie91280

    Amie91280 "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    Awesome pics as usual Herm-EZ!  Love the tank!
     
  3. HERMEZ

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    Thanks.....do you like my avatar?  ;D
     
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    Love it!! is the pic in your yahoo pics so I can view it bigger? Love the ava!!!
     
  5. HERMEZ

    HERMEZ Moderator

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    here I took a better pic tonight less glare
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a96/Herm-EZ/moonewshell2015.jpg

    and look who changed shells AGAIN........oh boy!
    [img=300x256]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a96/Herm-EZ/moonewshell2003.jpg[/img] he looks way cute in this shell and it fits much better :D
     
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    Ooohhh snazzy netting!!
     
  7. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    AWWWW, he's so cute!  Look at that little face and eyes.
     
  8. hermiesrokmysox

    hermiesrokmysox (Large Crab)

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    aww! that's sweet! :) he looks so E-ish!  ;D  lol, cute!
     
  9. jsrtist

    jsrtist "First Molt In Progress"

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    Aw, those are my Es' shells of choice, too. (Dont be fooled by the avatar, hes not in that anymore!)

    I have to ask, how are you using the zipties to hold up the netting? I am confused! LOL ???
     
  10. HERMEZ

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    well since the placement of the suction hook makes holding the netting impossible I am able to use the zip tie and zip it tight to the hook on the suction cup--confused....it sounds confusing LOLOL ;D
     
  11. jsrtist

    jsrtist "First Molt In Progress"

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    Yeah that would work I guess! My problem is keeping the suction cups stuck to the glass. They are always falling off! Do you replace yours regularly? I'm trying to figure out if the problem is that they are losing the soft rubbery-ness (?) or if the hard water stains on my glass prevent them from sticking.  ???
     
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    there is a certain kind I get at the dollar store believe it or not and they work pretty good, I do wash mine when I can and that helps them stick but ya gotta get new ones unfortunately after awhile...I always make sure the glass is like buffed clean that helps too

    I hate when they shove sand under the suction though  :mad:
     
  13. vckums

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    If you want something more permanenet I used aquarium sealant and some plastic corner protectors. I can ziptie anything and it wont fall. I have a turtle dock that I use for my shell bin siptied to it, that sucker isnt coming off!
     
  14. jsrtist

    jsrtist "First Molt In Progress"

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    I like that idea. I am thinking of maybe just supergluing, too. The sealant would take a few days to cure, at least, and I would be worried about the fumes hurting them. Was your tank empty when you did it?
     
  15. moire_eel

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    Aquarium sealant is safer than superglue, I think.  Generally it needs to "set" a day or two, if you were mending a leaky tank.  It might be crab-safe in less time than that.
     
  16. CrabbinQueen

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    The aquarium cement that I have says it cures in 5 minutes. Says that it should be dry in 24 hours, but should be left alone for 48 hours if you are going to put fish in it. The fumes are icky when you first use it, but they go away really quickly! I'd probably steer clear of super glue.
     

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