2018 May COTM

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    Stacy
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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.

    Full rules here:

    Crabitat of the Month

    #8435

    Katrina Love
    Participant

    Location: ( Virginia, USA )
    Dimensions of Crabitat:I don’t know exactly. I do know the length is 36 inches.
    Volume of Crabitat: ( 65 arch gallons)
    Description of Substrate: ( 3 bricks of ee and 5 bags of sakrete play sand )
    Description of Tank Items ( most stuff came from my other tank. The pools and there shell shop bowl did not come from my other tank. There is 7 different types of safe wood in the tank . I made the back wall background out of willow wood and fake flowers with twin netting connecting the two willow reefs . There is a newly added grapewood log in the tank I was able to break in half for a piece in the 125 gallons tank to that I added leaves to make it look like a tree

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    Kate Rebholz Buttke
    Participant

    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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