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December 13, 2018 at 11:05 am #9154StacyKeymaster
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:September 26, 2019 at 8:22 am #10433smcdan08Participant
Tank is 48in x 12in
Substrate is 8inches of Playsand and Eco Earth 5:1 ratio
Theres 2 coconut huts, foraging dish, climbing net on the left back wall, hanging shell shop with ladder and plant access, on the left is the freshwater pool and right is the salt water pool with craft mesh entry and exit, both pools have moss and lichen pits around them to help catch water and also filters and bubblers in them, in the middle is a climbing tree, there are reptile climbing plants on the right back wall, also plant hides under the shell shop, theres a saucer wheels for fun. There is a reptile basics ultratherm heat mat on the back, it is insulated and has a thermostat connected. A digital thermometer/hydrometer, the lines hang in the middle hidden by the tree.September 26, 2019 at 8:32 am #10437jsewell212Participant
Palm Harbor, Fl
Play sand/EE mix
Natural bark bridges, live moss, frog moss pit for naps, isopods. Recently moved their shell store upstairs using natural wood and zip ties.
September 26, 2019 at 8:46 am #10442ritamclemensParticipant
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RitaSeptember 26, 2019 at 8:50 am #10444ritamclemensParticipant
September 26, 2019 at 9:31 am #10448MelanieParticipant
- This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by ritamclemens.
Location: Phoenix, Az
Dimensions of Crabitat: 48″x12″
Volume of Crabitat: 55 gallons
Description of Substrate: play sand + ee
Description of Tank Items: cocohide, hermie huts, hemp hammock & netting, pools, bubbler, caves, moss pits, fake plants,skulls, spooky stuff!
Comments: Been working on upgrading our tree house/playground side of tank. Lots of fun stuff crammed in there. Lol! Getting ready to upgrade pools, hence the decline on that side. Check out our spooky lights and BAT! ??September 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm #10454Lisa BryanParticipant
55 gal sand and coconut fiber..followed all the advice from files. Two pools – my babies come out at about 1 am. They have their food bowl and snack shell with change of foid and different snacks nightly. Light on all day.September 27, 2019 at 1:14 am #10472September 27, 2019 at 6:56 am #10479chilvr77Participant
Location: Texas, USA
Dimensions of Crabitat: 48″x18.5″x21.5″
Volume of Crabitat: 75 Gallon
Description of Substrate: PlaySand & Eco Earth
Description of Tank Items: cork bark log, exercise wheel, climbing tree, hammock and window sill, 2 pools, Moss Cave, 2 moss pits, coconut Treehouse, foliage, isopods and springtails, 2 cameras for viewing pleasure.September 27, 2019 at 7:20 am #10485Kathy walmerParticipant
This is my 110 gallon crabitat. Play sand mixed. I have homemade ladders, croqueted with jute twine and made of oak wood. They have lots of drift wood and an exersize wheel that no one ever uses? two pools,2 1/2 gallons each, w homemade pepple ramps.September 27, 2019 at 7:49 am #10496Lisa BryanParticipant
I did the first one wrong and can not add crabitat photo. Will try here. My Crabitat-
55 gallon tank with 7 beautiful Hermies – whom I only see about 3 or 4 at at time in the middle of the night.
I have followed all Newbie files to set up tank correctly with enough sand and coconut fiber, two water pools with an air bubbler – Nets and other goodies for them to play on. I give them new food and different treats nightly -and love to see in the morning that they gobbled up their treats.September 28, 2019 at 9:12 am #10510Codie MaillouxParticipant
Sudbury Ontario Canada
10 inch substrate 5/1 playsand and ee
Most of my tank is made from corkbark
I have some live plants and fake ones I have 2 deep pools with bubblers and a wheel for them to walk on. i also have a T-Rex skull and some moss pits at the top i have an led strip on a timer for day time light off at night i have a shell shop on one of the floors for them and uth on the back to heat the tankSeptember 28, 2019 at 5:25 pm #10528StacyKeymaster
Lisa your crabitat pic is too big and won’t post. Can you resize? If not email it to me: CSJContests@gmail.comSeptember 29, 2019 at 8:04 pm #10550Karen LinkousParticipant
I am in Myrtle Beach, SC. My crabitat is 240 gallons. The substrate is play sand and eco earth. We have Cholla wood, and hammock for climbing, along with artificial flowers. Salt water and freshwater pools, one on each side. Flower pots and coconut huts for hides. Moss pit for humidity. And of course a few Halloween decorations including black artificial roses, shell shop spider basket and a skeleton to guard it. And to top it off “caution tape” bats and a black rat.October 1, 2019 at 12:33 am #10564Rose MarieParticipant
Location: Suffolk,Virginia USA
Dimensions of Crabitat: 72″ x 24″ x 30″
Volume of Crabitat: 220 gallons
Description of Substrate: Roughly 16″ of a 5:1 ratio of natural play sand to eco earth
Description of Tank Items: 2 filtered 5 gallon pools each with a large, live coral piece and river rock floor. River rock and sea glass climbing walls in each pool. Hanging coconut hut, hanging sea glass hut (not pictured in main photos), ground level coconut hut. Lots of lush, artificial foliage to include several orchid accents. Mopani wood pieces, drift wood, forest sticks, large cork round tunnel, and bark. Flying saucer exercise wheel, moss and lichen pit, and leaf litter pile. Homemade basket hide with shell shop roof. Various shell shops.
Comments: This project has been a labor of love. I ran into more obstacles during it’s construction than I anticipated but it was totally worth it. There are two custom PVC pipe stands with porcelain table tops holding the 5 gallon pools up.I wanted this tank to be an oasis for my crabs but it was also important to be that it is beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. Believe it or not, it is still a work in progress. I plan to add a 60″ piece of cholla wood hanging horizontally across the inside of the tank. Also in the works is a large/extra tall exo terra topper. I am looking forward to creating more climbing space for my dear little friends.
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