October 4, 2015 at 10:05 am #3685
All you need to do to enter is to add some details about your crabitat, your contact details and then upload some photos of your crabitat (either here on the thread or over on the Flickr group. Then at the end of the month we will have a poll to find the winner.
—- Template for your entry below – copy and paste, then edit —-
Name: ( eg. Vanessa P.. or Vanessa Pike-Russell )
Email: ( eg. email@example.com )
Year of Birth: ( eg. 1971 )
Location: ( eg. Michigan, USA )
Dimensions of Crabitat: ( eg. 50cm by 20cm (base) by 20cm (height)
Volume of Crabitat: ( eg. 40 Gallon / 200 Litres )
Description of Substrate: ( eg. Tropical PlaySand, Silver Sand)
Description of Tank Items ( eg. Netting, ReptiRock Dish, Rock Cave )
Comments: Add some comments about your crabitat and any changes you may have made recently.October 25, 2015 at 6:19 pm #3831PamParticipant
Well I am back with my tank and I have done some changes. Got some nice plastic reptile plants at the pet store and found an old pen plax rock I had hidden away. Hope you all like it.
24 by 12 by 16
2o gallon high tank
all play sand ( works better for me)
fish netting, choya wood, plastic reptile plants, hemp hammocks, moss pit from dollar store buy, little crab shell hut my friend bought me, old penn plax rock scape I had from an old turtle setup, and some glass marbles for them to play with.
I have taken some things out since the last time I entered, got some nice reptile plants at petsmart, only 3 buck a piece, they have a suction cup on them and had some color and hiding space. I also added a rock sculpture I found in my old turtle supplies and the choya wood lies nice on it and out of the wet sand. The fish netting is a favorite of all of my 4 crabs. I made a small salt water dish and got a nice fake rock style dish for fresh water I found at petsmart too. I got it for 3 bucks with my coupon. Since I dont have that much acreage I need to go up and small. Oh I also have some cork bark hanging around.
So here are some pictures I took today after a little clean upOctober 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm #3837
Looks great Pam!October 27, 2015 at 8:16 am #3841PamParticipant
Thanks Stacy, always trying to make the little guys happy!October 27, 2015 at 2:23 pm #3846Amber MinerParticipant
Name: Amber Miner
Year of Birth: 1982
Location: Port Moody, B.C. Canada
Dimensions of Crabitat: 48inches, 13inches, 20(18?) inches
Volume of Crabitat: 50 or 55 gallon (It had two labels)
Description of Substrate: Playsand and plantation soil (coco)
Description of Tank Items: All usuable wall space is lined with plant tiles (plastic and weather resistant) and/or vines for climbing. Large custom crochet hemp hammock with trap door and bridge/ladder, many pieces of driftwood from large to small for climbing and hiding under. Natural leaf litter and branches including maple, oak, willow. Live growing sphagnum moss to help with humidity, snacking and hiding under. Sloping terrain with hills (highest side is about 10 or more inches deep) making its way down to a shell lined beach with both fresh and salt water pools made from square glass mini pyrex dishes about 2.5 or 3 inches deep. In the pools are a variety of natural rocks and crystals from my personal collection as well as small shells for traction. Deep end/ shallow end, trailing vines into the pools from the climbing wall behind and across to the beach area for the little dudes. Double hood with two sets of full spectrum lights on individual switches for more or less light. Two large side mounted heaters so that I can have one or both on depending on the temp needs and a small one that is not mounted that I move around from time to time against the sub just to keep the sub from getting really cold (doesn’t really affect the air temp). Oh, and of course lots of shells in all sizes. Oh, and a live, crab safe, bromiliad plant that is planted in a large shell so that it is movable. The small and medium guys love it 🙂
Comments: I just took down my 30 gallon with custom topper and set this one up. It has lots of floor space. I may put a topper later. This is the third major upgrade I have done this year! 😛
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Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.October 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm #3854
Amber you made it!! Yah :)) Great ‘tat!October 30, 2015 at 10:12 am #3908Vanessa Pike-RussellKeymaster
Name: Vanessa Pike-Russell
Year of Birth: 1971
Location: Brisbane, QLD Australia
Dimensions of Crabitat: 4ft
Volume of Crabitat: 78 Gallons
Description of Substrate: Washed play sand mixed with coconut fibre / coir peat
Description of Tank Items: My crabitat is a Vivarium with sliding doors at the front so I had my uncle create a retaining wall so that I could have deep sand (8 1/2 inches – 10 inches) on the right hand side and on the left hand side I have a tub of sand with seashells on top and to the left of that a mangrove root tree and three driftwood branches that allow the hermit crabs to make it from the left hand side of the tank, up the retaining wall and navigate the tank. I have a Hagen Exo Terra large salt water pool, fresh water pool, a bromeliad, Reptile One Jungle Ivy and some food bowls. I have a sphagnum moss pit on the left hand side near the vivarium and lots of jungle vine leaves behind it that the crabs love to hide in.
Comments: I am constantly adding to my crabitat and this is a work in progress.November 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm #3920Vanessa Pike-RussellKeymaster
Pam and Amber your crabitats look amazing!!!
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