October 1, 2015 at 7:39 am #3583
I’m excited but not losing sleep over it at the moment. When the hermit crabs arrive that will be a different story!
My uncle rigged up a retaining wall for me so I can have 8 inches of sand on the right hand side so I can still move the sliding glass on the left hand side. The left hand side will have a large driftwood tree with playsand and coconut fibre around the bottom of it plus a sphagnum moss pit somehow suspended or hanging in a coconut. I’m getting the Sphagnum Moss from Bunnings in Victoria Point, QLD Australia. It’s my first time with Sphagnum moss and I’m excited to try it!
Here’s what the tank looks like with all the sand at one end, with the divider and the driftwood branch. I’m waiting until Saturday when I pick up the Driftwood Tree to put the sand in the left hand side. I’m learning to have patience 🙂October 1, 2015 at 7:43 am #3584October 1, 2015 at 7:57 am #3589October 1, 2015 at 8:25 am #3591
Vanessa, It is really coming a long. Looking like a happy crabitat. Your hermies will be happy in there. HOw much sand did you use? Are making a seperate basking area?October 1, 2015 at 9:05 am #3592
That’s 40 kg (88.1849lb) of Play Sand and one brick – 9 litres (2.37755 Gallon) of coconut fibre. I bought another 40 kg of play sand and another brick (already decompressed and ready) and will put sand/coconut fibre to the depth of the black strip which is 10 cm or 4inches AFTER I have put the driftwood tree in as it is pretty tall and I think it will need the total height of the tank. Once I have the driftwood tree everything else will fall into place!
There will be a large sphagnum moss pit and I have some cocohut hiders to go in as well. It just depends how big the driftwood tree is.
October 1, 2015 at 1:35 pm #3597StacyKeymaster
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Oh it looks so nice! Perfect way to set it up so you can access that sliding door.October 1, 2015 at 5:30 pm #3599
Thanks! I should be finished on Saturday. Except for the humidity gauge.
I had to avoid the thermostat white probe coming out of the tank as well.October 3, 2015 at 7:25 am #3622
The one with the remote 🙂October 3, 2015 at 7:34 am #3623
The mangrove root tree has arrived!!
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Thank VAnessa for the update on the thermometer infoOctober 4, 2015 at 6:49 am #3680
No problems! I ordered it via the link at
I wanted to buy the two remote version but funds were tight. Setting up a hermit crab tank isn’t cheap! 🙂October 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm #3694MicheleParticipant
Excellent idea, Stacy! Thanks! And I think I’ve just about got it worked out too. Though it will likely be a while before I actually get to put the two together. I’ve got 3 crabs looking like they are ready to molt any second. I was really hoping to get them back into the main tat and settled in first but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Its a rare occasion when I have everyone up at once… Even rarer to keep them all up for long. Silly crabs!
Vanessa, your tank looks awesome! How long til the kids arrive?October 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm #3697
Venessa the link take me to the contest site…???October 8, 2015 at 9:21 am #3709
There is a link to the hygro/thermo gauge with wireless remote on that page, Pam.October 9, 2015 at 4:46 am #3712
My hygrometer-thermometer wireless remote arrived today! A week earlier than expected! Woohoo!
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