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by Justthreehermitcrabs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank topper questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Tank topper questions!

Thanks for all the replies! I ended up just using the 20 gallon as it is without altering the top, it’s not very accessible but it will do until I can attempt to get the bottom panel off. I covered the other half of the tank by lifting up one of the sides on the 20 gallon mesh lid with some pliers u...
by Justthreehermitcrabs
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: D.I.Y Projects and Equipment
Topic: Tank topper questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Tank topper questions!

Hello! I currently own 3 PP’s in a 55 gallon tank. I want to change up their tank a little bit so it’s more efficient and enjoyable for the crabs. One of my ideas is to use an extra 20 gallon tall aquarium I have laying around to make a tank topper, but I’m not sure if it’s a good idea. Here are som...
by Justthreehermitcrabs
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How many hermits in a 55 gallon?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

How many hermits in a 55 gallon?

Hello, I’ve had a 55 gallon setup for a couple years now. It currently holds 3 medium/large sized crabs (and don’t worry, there is plenty of substrate, hides, food, enrichment, big water bowls, shells, etc)! I was wondering how many hermit crabs could comfortably live in this size tank just in case ...
by Justthreehermitcrabs
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Crab & Care Questions
Topic: How much substrate?
Replies: 5
Views: 451

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: 451

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: 249

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: 249

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...