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Bi-Color crab(Geosesarma sp) Viv construction
#1
Special thanks to FroggyMike I have recently aquired a handfull of bi-color crabs and a 20gal aquarium to house them in. After lots of thought I decided to go with a small water section (no water feature) and mostly land.

First thing I did was cut and siliconed a piece of glass for the water section

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While waiting for that to dry I constructed the screen vent. I will also use a red sea max fan to keep the glass fog free.

Here is the frame assembled (sorry no pic of me struggling with a dull hacksaw)

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Gasket material removed

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Cut piece of screen to lay over frame

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Place gasket material back into place making sure screen is good and tight

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Trim off excess screen material

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Quick and easy as it sounds.

Now that the silicone has dried for ...well less than two days but shhh. It is time to hydrotest. I will leave this section full of water until I get home from work. If it holds then the remainder of the tank can be completed.

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Heres a shot of one of the anxious future inhabitants

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"He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom" LaVey
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#2
Looking good, cannot wait to see how it turns out.
Dendrobates, Phyllobates, Rantiomeya, Epipedobates
Don
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#3
thanks, I want to do a rock wall waterfall but my wife wants the tank to be viewable from the other side of the tank. Since it's going on the kitchen bar I must listen
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#4
Awesome Michael.

Isn't it interesting how froggers gravitate to the smaller creatures - Inverts, reef animals, insects, small Geckos and anoles, ect, instead of the bigger stuff like huge snakes ?
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#5
Nice Micheal!

As always, Thanks for sharing.

PS.... Phil- I came over from the Reef side- can I still play?? :roll:
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#6
We ALL did Rich.....I had a 90 gallon reef back in 1997
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#7
Money has been super tight, I should rename this the budget build Wink
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#8
I miss my 2.5gal picoreef
Dendrobates, Phyllobates, Rantiomeya, Epipedobates
Don
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#9
dtfleming Wrote:I miss my 2.5gal picoreef

Did it have a "mini" Volitan in it ?

or a pocket snowflake eel ?
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#10
lol!!
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#11
this thread has confused us,ha but i still want to see where you go with this,i'm not sure which is stranger,frogs in a bedroom or crabs in a kitchen :roll: :lol:
Stu
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#12
I had a yellow tang in it
Dendrobates, Phyllobates, Rantiomeya, Epipedobates
Don
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#13
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Ahh the good old days, when I had a use for my digital microscope!

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A ha! I knew it was burried in my photobucket account somewhere....

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#14
Why do u have a picture of my old 2.5gal
Dendrobates, Phyllobates, Rantiomeya, Epipedobates
Don
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#15
lol!

Oh, and by the way....

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My hometown :lol:
0.0.2- Varadero-- 0.0.2 Amazonicus Red-- 0.0.3 Tarapota
If your feelin' froggy...

--Richie
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#16
Ok, almost done!

Water section passed the hydrotest. Coated the glass with silicone and black sand. That way it doesn't slip off.

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Hydroton

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substraight

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Clay background

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Since its my sons tank I insisted that he help me do the background....he doesn't like to get dirty.

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#17
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I am contemplating a few tiny fish for the water section...maybe tetras or something.

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"He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom" LaVey
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#18
Awesome build now I want some. Would the crabs try to eat the fish?
Dendrobates, Phyllobates, Rantiomeya, Epipedobates
Don
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#19
Dunno, If they could catch them i am sure they would.
"He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom" LaVey
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#20
Now we see why there were no concerns about the black sands magnetic properties. :wink:

It looks great!

Just know, if I wind up with these too I will blame you... jussayin' Tongue
0.0.2- Varadero-- 0.0.2 Amazonicus Red-- 0.0.3 Tarapota
If your feelin' froggy...

--Richie
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