55 Gallon Crabitat

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55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby jjokela1 on 05 Apr 2009, 05:09 am

How many crabs can I fit in a 55 gallon tank?
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby ilovehermitcrabs! on 05 Apr 2009, 05:23 am

i would say a lot although i am not sure how many
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby careyjonz95 on 05 Apr 2009, 05:30 am

Well, the general rule is a gallon a crab at the least, so I'd say 50 at most, but that might be a little crowded. I would put maybe 30-25 in there so I could put a lot of toys.
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby ladybug15057 on 05 Apr 2009, 09:33 am

The 1-2 hermie per gallon myth went out a few years ago. Please read:

http://crabstreetjournal.com/xoops/modu ... storyid=53
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby klbroad on 09 Apr 2009, 07:19 am

I have 18 in my 55g - They are varied sizes, but 10 of them are small or smaller medium size.

They have a lot of room to climb, dig, eat, swim and play - I am considering a few more, but based on my setup I really think more than 3 or 4 more, keeping the new ones smaller, would be unfair to my guys and gals. I lose a lot of room for a second level because my substrate has to be deep enough in places to accommodate my big guys and one end of my tank is set up to be a salt water "beach" so a second level over that makes me nervous as they would be falling onto gravel or very shallow substrate.

I don't think there can be any set rule for how many crabs you can fit in a certain size tank as there are too many variables - I think the best way to deal with it is to start with fewer crabs and add on over time.
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby jjokela1 on 09 Apr 2009, 12:10 pm

Thanks guys! Here's a picture of my crabitat:

I hope I uploaded them correctly! I currently have 4 large PPs (Goliath, Andre, Rambo and Tiny), 6 small ecuadorians, and 6 small to medium PPs. They have plenty of room to roam around and my substrate is pretty thick - 8 inches on one end...might need to make it 10 - 12 for my big ones!!!
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby CrabbyJo on 09 Apr 2009, 05:56 pm

Sorry the pics didn't work :( Where did you upload them to? I don't see them in the gallery.
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby jjokela1 on 09 Apr 2009, 10:34 pm

Sorry....I obviously don't know how to upload my pics! Does somebody know how to do this?
Owner of three Great Danes (Chevy, Sonny and Marnie) and 16 hermit crabs -
4 large PPs - Goliath, Rambo, Andres, and Tiny
6 med/small PPs - Crockett, Tubbs, Lt. Dan, Shrimp, Moe and Curly
6 Ecuadorians - Jose, Hector, Eduardo, Juan, Alejandro, Estefan
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby CrabbyJo on 10 Apr 2009, 02:08 am

Go to the gallery and click the link "Upload Files"
It will have directions there. Make sure your pictures are not larger than 1024k

To post pics in the forum, I use an image hosting site (Image Shack) which makes it easier to post to forums, although you have to experiment a little with it first to make sure you're doing it right.
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Re: 55 Gallon Crabitat

Postby jjokela1 on 10 Apr 2009, 01:06 pm

Thanks for letting me know how and where to post my picture. My picture is in the April 2009 Gallery under Joan's 55 Gallon Crabitat. I would appreciate everyone's thoughts on it. My water dishes (both sale and clean) are in the middle of the crabitat, along with three food dishes scattered throughout (dry, fresh, and dirt/herbs).
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4 large PPs - Goliath, Rambo, Andres, and Tiny
6 med/small PPs - Crockett, Tubbs, Lt. Dan, Shrimp, Moe and Curly
6 Ecuadorians - Jose, Hector, Eduardo, Juan, Alejandro, Estefan
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