Our 55 gallon (pic)

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daisybirddog
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Total gallons: 20
Total tanks: 1

Our 55 gallon (pic)

Post by daisybirddog »

I am new to crabs but have gotten seriously sucked in. My daughter and I adopted 4 crabs from a family who was moving. Then we bought 2 more. Now, we have 6 purple pinchers who are thriving thanks to the advice on this board. We just upgraded from a 30 to a 55 gallon tank.

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Re: Our 55 gallon (pic)

Post by CrabbyJo »

Hi Daisybirddog, and welcome to HCP!
I'm so glad you found us!
Your tank looks great, really making me think about possibly switching my 55 gallon to all EE... I have Carib Sea Aragonite oolitic sand, and it's such a bear to clean it lol. Takes a full day.
Nah, I like the sand tho. But I have EE too, and invariably the sand gets full of EE lol. It's not so hard to clean it out, so guess I'll keep experimenting with different layouts until I find one where the sand doesn't get so dirty!

Your tank really looks like your crabs have lots of fun places to hide. Cool! Thanks for sharing!
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daisybirddog
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Total gallons: 20
Total tanks: 1

Re: Our 55 gallon (pic)

Post by daisybirddog »

Thanks. I love the EE. Knew nothing about it until I read about it here. Keeps the humidty high. The crabbies are out and climbing all day and night. Two of them have already molted. Happy crabs!
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ladybug15057
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Re: Our 55 gallon (pic)

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Your tank is beautiful!! Looks like your hermies will certainly be happy with the crabitat you have provided them!
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Location: Virginia

Re: Our 55 gallon (pic)

Post by Gizaroo »

That is one beautiful crabitat!
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Re: Our 55 gallon (pic)

Post by ZuZu »

Ahhh.... my tank looks like trash next to yours -.- soon as i have the money I am gonna do some serious shopping XD
I love my five hermies:
Bumper, the socialite leader
Sticky, The Devourer
Shy Guy, Name says all.
Rose, hyper, never sleeps
Sharky, micro version of ShyGuy
Celebrating 5 years of Crabisism XD
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