Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution

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Review - All Living Things Freshwater & Saltwater Solution

Post by crabby33 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:06 pm

I think this is just a marketing ploy by the pet store. A cheap way for people to get out of buying Instant Ocean, which is what the crabs need and is as close as they’re going to get to real ocean water.

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Post by Princess R. » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:32 am

I'll remember that- I get instant ocean now, and I'll try to avoid that brand. thanks
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Post by soilentgringa » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:20 pm

crabby33 wrote:I think this is just a marketing ploy by the pet store. A cheap way for people to get out of buying Instant Ocean, which is what the crabs need and is as close as they’re going to get to real ocean water.

The people in the pet stores have no control of what products they carry. That is decided at a corporate level.


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Post by purplepincher » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:13 am

I get imagiterium herit crab saltwater and spring water at the store.
I love my little Acorn! #besthermitcrabever
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Post by curlysister » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:51 pm

I do not believe that Imagitarium is one of the recommended brands of salt water. I am pretty sure it does not contain all the trace elements required by crabs.
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Post by purplepincher » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:28 pm

can you reccomend any brands for me? i want my crabs to get everything they need. thank you very much for bringing this to my attention. :D :)
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Post by soilentgringa » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:50 pm

purplepincher wrote:can you reccomend any brands for me? i want my crabs to get everything they need. thank you very much for bringing this to my attention. :D :)
Instant Ocean in the white and purple box for salt water. Prime to treat tap water (use for both salt and fresh water).


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Post by purplepincher » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:42 pm

I dont know what that is, so i will look online for it. does homeade saltwater with sea salt work? i know the recipe.


3 tablespoons of sea salt

1 liter of spring water


it is used for land and saltwater hermit crabs. i use that a lot, but if i run out i use imagitarium. but no more! i will use the brand you recomend.

sorry for the misspelled words i am in a rush.
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Post by RiNiKy506 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:08 pm

I don’t think that is ok to use, they need marine salt water that is used for reef aquariums. You can get Instant Ocean salt water mix at the pet store, it comes in a box like soilentgringa said. You can find it online also like on chewy.com or amazon. Here is what it looks like...
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There are other approved brands but I’m not sure which ones. Treat your water with prime then mix 1/2cup of salt mix per gallon.

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Post by curlysister » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:30 pm

Here is the link to the care sheet about waters:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 27&t=92553
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Post by wodesorel » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:08 pm

There are other approved brands but I’m not sure which ones. Treat your water with prime then mix 1/2cup of salt mix per gallon.
Anything used explicitly for saltwater fish is good for hermits. Anything for reef tanks is also safe, like the Instant Ocean with the orange label. There probably over a dozen brands out there that would work, but the majority are special order or from specialty shops. Instant Ocean seems to be carried in most pet shops.

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Post by purplepincher » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:06 am

thanks, guys. I will go online and order it soon. you guys are so awesome!

again, thank you. my crabs are happy as well.

also, I just hand fed acorn, and he wrapped his little legs around the coconut i offered hi and he started eating it! YAY! :) :) :) :) :) :)
I love my little Acorn! #besthermitcrabever
I also Love Jesus! My favorite food is doughnuts, my favorite drink is orange soda,
and my favorite color is gold! (I like shiny things)

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