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  • #9165

    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

    #9641

    daisydidd19
    Participant

    This is my 50 gallon

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    #9643

    daisydidd19
    Participant

    50 gallons 35″×31″×19″…all ladders are made by me. And most coconuts!

    #9644

    Jody
    Participant

    The tank is now 55g

    Other pictures… two show what I started with. The first one of the 20g (Crab sand – BAD) Then I joined the group.
    The second picture is of the same 20g I started with, with better sand and proper deeper pools.

    Now my little critters are in a 55g, has full back of tank covered in tree bark for them to climb. Plastic grasses (3 kinds) mixed in with the bark. In the Center of the tank is a rounded “Stump”. On top of this stump is a large section slightly hollowed down, that they climb into and it is thier shell shop.

    The Water pools are now large enough to fully submerge and I’ve noticed 3 at a time can play in there at a time with room left over.
    The Water pools are both on a plastic 4 legged shelf/step, leaving the entire spot underneath the step as a hide.

    Stuff to climb such as the carved tiki bamboo ramps, hanging flowers and suctioned dishes full of Moss. I have a stand-alone vertical wheel on the side for them to play and exercise in.

    And of course, now I know better foods and treats for them too! They have a section for regular dry foods, “treats”, safe foods of veggies, fruits, and meat, a large dish for their greensand and worm castings, a foraging section with bark, flowers, petals, moss, etc

    I feel much better about their tank now. 🙂

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    #9648

    daisydidd19
    Participant

    Pools

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    #9653

    daisydidd19
    Participant
      Another tank veiw…
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    #9655

    Stacy
    Keymaster

    Alex’s entry:

    48in by 12 ½in
    20in Tall

    55 gallon tank

    Bass 49in long and 26in tall

    Substrate is 4 parts play sand 1 parts eco earth about 9in tall throughout entire tank

    Lots of cork bark had to add a plastic shelve for shells due to suction cups not staying. I use spangemoss treated in prime water.

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    #9691

    unjunkiefied
    Participant

    The base tank is 48 x 18 x 30 and the exo terra topper is 24 x 18 x 12

    The tank was purchased as a 90 gallon but the dimensions say 110 gallon. The topper takes up about half the main tank so it’s probably about a 50 gallon.

    The sub is 5 – 1, play sand and eco earth. After settling for a year and a half, there is 8 to 8.5 inches of sub. I will be adding more once some molters surface.
    Two pools with bubblers. The left side is a bigger freshwater pool and the right side where the topper has the saltwater pool.

    The tank includes 3 hanging coco huts, one ground coco hut, a bridge, several branches climbing wood, hamster wheel, moss pit, a dish from Mary used as a foraging dish, bridge, and tons of fake plants.

    This is the largest of 3 tanks I own. When we move this summer, it will be upgraded again by adding a 75 gallon on to it, connected with a topper and deeper pools, etc.

    Currently, it houses 7 thriving crabs, 2 E’s and 5 PP’s. I have one E in a 30 gallon ISO. Technically, 29 gallon and 5 PP’s in a 75 gallon.

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    #9694

    unjunkiefied
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    More pics that are closer views. The whole tank pic doesn’t give a good showing of what all is going on. lol

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    #9698

    unjunkiefied
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    and a few more…

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    #9703

    Stacy
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    Jessica’s entry
    Attached is a picture of my 20 gallon set up. It has about six inches of sand and two large pools for my two crabs to swim in. I have two pieces of jungle vine for climbing as well as fake Ivy hanging diagonal and a fake plant mat on the one side. For a hide I have a large stone hut which doubles as something else to climb on. Also the abstract cube acts as a ladder for another entry point onto the Ivy or jungle vine

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    #9705

    Stacy
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    Sherri’s entry:
    This is a 40-gallon ‘tat with 7-8 inches of substrate (play sand and EcoEarth). It houses Ecuadorians. The moss pit (kept damp for added humidity) and shell shop are shower caddies, balanced on rock (moss pit) and coral (shell shop) for added stability. Too, there’s a lichen-encrusted cork round for hiding and nibbling and additional rocks (the crabs seem to enjoy climbing those vs. other things). The fake/plastic plant is included because they tend to like to dig around plants. The pools are, well, pools and do allow the crabs – at their current sizes – to submerge. Mary’s food dish contains noms from Mary, Tricia, and Ronda. The ‘upstairs’ dish contains a chunk of cuttlebone, a chunk of lamb’s horn marrow, and a dish featuring a blend of Mary’s exo mix, dungeness crab exo, greensand, worm castings, azomite powder, a few anchovies, and a minnow. And, of course, there’s the obligatory sprig of millet on the substrate. I prefer to keep some of the floor space open so the inhabitants can move and tunnel without always having to clamber over decorative items.

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    #9740

    Stacy
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    Polls are up!

    2019 April Voting Polls

    #9764

    Stacy
    Keymaster

    Natasha is our winner (Unjunkified)!

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