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March 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm #4523StacyKeymaster
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.
You must be registered on this site to enter and/or to vote.
If you are having problems registering email Vanessa email@example.com or Stacy firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
—- 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.March 4, 2016 at 8:18 am #4575MaribelParticipant
Hello!My Name is Maribel A. Soto
My email is, firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in texas, USA.
My crabitat is 24 inches in length, 13 inches in width, and 16 inches in height.
My crabitat is a twenty gallon tank.
My substrate involves Eco earth for now, but I bought play sand which I will combine when I’m going to clean out the tank.
What i have in the tank involves a bit of leaves, two water bowls, sometimes two food bowls depending on what I make for them, alot of shells, a hut, a climbing background, a rope and a net.
They used to live in a small critter keeper, (ew, i know.) when my little cousins were given them as a pet! They didn’t want them anymore and basically gave them to my sister whom wouldn’t treat them correctly, especially with her six year old son who is a little too rough for them. I had persuaded to let me care for them and I just adored them, lol. I moved them into a 5.5 gallon to a 20 gallon in a short period of two months and bought what i thought were the needed toys, heaters, and food for them.
March 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm #4729BethParticipant
- This reply was modified 7 years ago by Maribel. Reason: forgot the picture
CrabitatMarch 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm #4731BethParticipant
Second picMarch 28, 2016 at 1:09 pm #4901Amber MinerParticipant
Name: Amber Miner
Year of Birth: 1982
Location: Vanvouver, B.C. Canada
Dimensions of Crabitat: 4 ft
Volume of Crabitat: 55 gallon
Description of Substrate: Playsand with ee for main substrate. I have a beach area that has coconut chunks and crushed shells and small rocks next to my pools to help keep the pools clean, as well as under the shells. I also have tons of moss and various leaf litter on top and mixed in.
Description of Tank Items: 3 large drift wood, several cork bark, Magnetic “Rock Cave”, corner cork round and moss cave (a favorite spot!), coconut halves and bridge, hand crocheted and designed hemp hammock with bridge/ladder option and trap door, 3 varieties of “Plant tiles” covering the walls, 4 varieties of vines. 2 large deep heated pools with bubblers and an “overflow catch area”, 2 hoods with full spectrum lights and an additional UVB 100 light for supplemental light. Oh, and a few live plants 🙂
Comments: This is the new re-do after taking my topper off due to mold. That tank will be cleaned and set up next to this one later.March 28, 2016 at 2:02 pm #4908Maxwell IsenbergParticipant
How long until the deadline for submissions? I have stuff for my crabitat coming in the mail right now. I would like to put them in before I submit my setup.March 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm #4917StacyKeymaster
Max the deadline is the last day of every month at Midnight CSTMarch 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm #4922Maxwell IsenbergParticipant
Alrighty, I got my pictures. I didn’t get my shipment in time so maybe next month I can add the water feature to my pics. I have my pics here: here
Name: Maxwell Isenberg
Year of Birth: 2001
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions of Crabitat: 18 High 18 Wide, 36 Long
Volume of Crabitat: 40 Gallon Breeder
Description of Substrate: Play sand mixed 50/50 with Eco Earth
Description of Tank Items: Netting, Timed lighting, Custom Fogger that I built myself, Deep salt + fresh dishes with rocks on the bottom, Large mangrove root and smaller logs I found in Florida, 3 shells shops with all natural shells, a fake tree that serves as a way out of one the dishes, and a cave that I dug into the substrate.
Comments: I have items for my false bottom / drainage layer coming in the mail. I also have things to create a water feature coming. My custom fogger keeps the terrarium nice and humid. My tank stays around %79 RH and 80F at all times. I also have a 10 gallon isolation tank for when a crab chooses to molt. I have 7 hermit crabs in the terrarium at the moment. I am going to order some isopods for the tank soon. Almost everything in my tank I made myself. The fogger, all the logs and roots, the shells shops, the water dishes,the lighting system, and the wiring I created myself. I don’t believe in supporting large businesses so I build a lot of my things. I also am going to order some things from Isopod Connection. I spend a lot of time tuning and making my crabitat better.
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