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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

    #9534

    whitneylynn1990
    Participant

    Location: (Missouri, USA )
    Dimensions of Crabitat: (72.5in X 18.5in X 28.5in)
    Volume of Crabitat: (150 gallons)
    Description of Substrate: (Play Sand, Eco Earth Coconut Fiber Soil, Leaf Litter, Sphagnum Moss)
    Description of Tank Items (Fresh water fountain (prime treated)that connects a (prime treated/instant ocean) salt water pool via a stone bridge, netting attached to the walls, (artificial) ivy vines, wood from my parents farm, tree root, (artificial) cactus plant, cholla wood, coconut huts, artificial grass, and lights

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    #9540

    Krista F Cornman
    Participant

    Location: Warner Robins, Ga
    Volume of crabitat: 150 gallons
    Description of Substrate: Play sand and Eco Earth
    Dimensions of Crabitat: 6’Long x 4’Tall x 2′ wide
    Description of Tank items: Cholla wood tree, hanging coconut hide. Sphagnum moss. (2) Pools with air stone bubblers (salt & fresh). Heat mats w/thermostat to cover entire back of tank. Climbing wall that covers the entire back of the tank made of grating material, covered with netting material and plastic starfish. Wood bridge that expands form one side of tank to the other side. Plastic shelving for extra shells and climbing. Barnacles. Heat and humidity gauges. Complete with false bottom. UVB lighting on a timer.

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    #9555

    whitneylynn1990
    Participant

    I love the levels you made!!! Where did you get the wire looking racks?

    #9570

    Sue Escoto
    Participant

    Location: Pleasanton, California (SF Bay Area)
    Dimensions of Crabitat: Base tank 24.5x48x19, Top Left inverted ExoTerra 18x18x18, Top Right inverted 18x24x18 Exo Terra terrarium.
    Volume of Crabitat: Base tank 90g
    Description of Substrate: 5:1 Play sand and Exo Earth
    Description of Tank Items Two fresh water pools ea with filter/waterfall, 1 salt pool with bubbler, yellow play wheel. I had plexiglass custom cut to fit over the 90g to support the Exoterra terrariums. I’ve got two glass panels to cover the exposed space not covered by the Exoterra terrariums. I can easily lift/remove for feeding/cleaning.
    Comments: Hand made hides from plastic containers and added small bowls on top for green sand and mineral supplements. This crabitat houses 8 medium crabs including 2 jumbos!

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    #9580

    Stacy
    Keymaster

    Sue I love your toppers! I want to do the same thing with my 150 gallon tank. I bought one exo terra but I need to modify it first.

    #9586

    Sue
    Participant

    Hi Stacy, I’m jealous that you have a 150g tank! The plexiglass can be a bit pricey. Check hardware stores for sheets of plexiglass. I got the sheets of plexiglass and had them cut it at Tap Plastics. I went for the 1/4 inch thickness to support the Exo Terra terrariums. I also have two plastic poles I put in the sand to support the terrariums. One pole is CPVC pipe (PVC is not safe for crabs) and the other pole is from a toy I found at Dollar Tree. Then my husband went to visit a friend who lives on the coast and he brought me some beautiful pieces of driftwood! (I want more!). Good luck with your topper! Let me know if you have any questions or, need some advice 🙂
    Sue 🙂

    #9595

    Stacy
    Keymaster

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    #9597

    Stacy
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the tips! I may finally be motivated to tackle this thing!

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