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by Justthreehermitcrabs
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How much substrate?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: How much substrate?

Quickrete has multiple types of sands and some have cystalline silica, so just make sure the bag doesn't have a warning for it. I'm pretty sure the playsand ones are free of it, but I just wanted to put that out there. I have a 50g tote and 3 bags of sand and 3 bags of EE gave me about 7 inches of ...
by Justthreehermitcrabs
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How much substrate?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

How much substrate?

Hello again! I will be cleaning out my 55 gallon hermit crab tank within the next week but I’m not sure how much sand I should buy. Right now I’m planning on using “quickrete premium play sand” which come in 50 pound bags and I want to provide about 10 inches of substrate. I’ll also be getting the 3...
by Justthreehermitcrabs
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Sand? Plants? Heating?
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Sand? Plants? Heating?

Sounds awesome! Great questions. Playsand is still recommended. Really any ratio you want but 5:1 sand:ee is the most common I think. Yes, sandcastle consistancy is of upmost importance. It has to hold its shape for their tunnels and caves. Make sure it's mixed with either dechlorinated fresh water...
by Justthreehermitcrabs
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: Sand? Plants? Heating?
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Sand? Plants? Heating?

Hello everyone! I have a 55 gallon aquarium housing 3 large hermit crabs. I’ve had the setup for a little over a year now and I’m planning on cleaning the tank very soon. Every year I usually refresh my knowledge on their care but I have found many different opinions/unanswered questions! As my crab...