today i was cleaning my tank and i picked up the fresh water container and there was a big puddle of water under it in the sand which was really surprising then i took my finger and poked a hole to the bottom of the tank and it filled up with a little water but not as big as the puddle just sitting in the sand, the sand seems sand castle condensity in most places though but it does get pretty watery at the bottom. this is just happening i think because i did a full tank clean about two weeks ago and it wasn't like this.
is this a bad thing?, how do i fix it?
i have three purple pinchers in a 30 gallon i am soon upgrading to a 230 gallon in my basement(huge project!) so they will only be in there foe about another month or so. i just don't understand how this could happen though i never pour water in there but i have a humidifier.
Spray once a day and keep an eye on the hygrometer. It can happen if you try to overload the air with humidity. Shift the crabs to a new tank temporarily, while you're drying the subs. My crabs enjoy keeping the top inch of subs dry, but the rest is kept fairly wet. I keep a wide straw in the corner of the tank with holes in it so I know when to stop adding humidity. Keeping the humidity at/below 80% is best for not flooding the crabs. They aren't easy to drown, but trapping them in a crab cavern with soggy sand falling in WILL do it.
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If you set up your sub with a mix of 5parts sand to 1 part eco earth and have is sand castle consistency you shouldn't need to mist very often. Make sure your pools are not leaking or that the sand is not wicking (drawing down) from the pools if they are at ground level... crabs tracking through can build up a bridge of sand to the edge of the water and this will draw the water out. Also if you use this mix for the sub you will not need to clean it as it sets up its own little micro colony of organisms which break down waste. You will need to take out big chunks of manky food though..
The sand should not be wet in any way beyond sand castle dampness.
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