2018 July COTM


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    For ease of voting please try to do the following:

    Take and post one clear photo of the entire crabitat to be used on the poll.

    Take and post any additional photos you would like to share to highlight features. A link back to the contest thread will be included on the poll so others can browse the additional images.

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    Crabitat of the Month


    Katrina Love

    Location: ( Virginia, USA )
    Dimensions of Crabitat:I don’t know exactly on both . I do know the length one is 36 inches and the other 62 inches .
    Volume of Crabitat: ( 65 arch gallons)(125 gallon)
    Description of Substrate: ( 65 gallon 3 bricks of ee and 5 bags of sakrete play sand ) (125 the ee I’m not sure I wanna say about 9 bricks of ee and 10 bags of Quikrete play sand .Yes I know a lot of ee when I first started I like just having ee and then redoing the 10 gallon every six months but I was wrong so when I set up the 125 gallon in November 2016 I tried to do it kinda correct but the 125 gallon is still up to this day even with the ants . This is why I’m entering both tanks now .the 65 gallon was set up in April 2018 and the 125 gallon was just set back up in June. I pull everything out the 125 gallon except the sub thanks to the ants .


    Katrina Love

    Ugh lets see if the photo will work this time


    Katrina Love

    This is the photo for July 2018 cotm



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    Kate Rebholz Buttke

    Location: Elmira, Oregon, USA

    Dimensions of Crabitat: length 35 1/2 inches, width 16 3/4 inches, height 18 1/2 inches

    Volume of Crabitat: 50 gallon

    Description of Substrate: All purpose sand (safe for sandboxes) and coconut fibers

    Description of Tank Items:
    On the right: Aquarium deco – Large Tree with cave (which the crabbies LOVE), a “mushroom ledge” which is glued on with aquarium silicone.
    The center “bridge” is a piece of driftwood I found on the Oregon coast. Boiled it in salt water and dried it out.
    Across the tank (the long black rope-like thingy) is a reptile climbing vine. In the back are 2 coconut huts and cholla wood.
    Hung on the back wall is fishnet.
    Hanging on the upper left side is a little green plastic colander decorated with a bit of coconut fiber mat on over the edges for the crabbies to be able to climb out well. And faux leaves wrapped around.
    A plastic plant under the colander.
    Aquarium Tree stump deco.
    More drift wood and ocean rocks I’ve found over the years (washed in the dishwasher)
    A lizard climbing mesh on left wall.
    Lots of shells up front, just laying around on the substrate.
    Fresh water on front left and salt water on front right.
    And the new addition of the blue hamster wheel.
    For feeding I use clam shells and plastic dishes (which came with an original kit)

    Comments: On the back and sides is insulation covered in “jungle” fabric.
    I also have sensors to keep the heat and humidity at the correct levels.
    Heat sources are heat pads on back right and right side, plus lamps.
    Humidity is kept up with a humidifier. All automated.

    Lastly my husband has the tat sun controlled by our Google Home.

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