Zoo med water conditioner

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Zoo med water conditioner

Post by Hermiehomes4Gretchen » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:15 am

I use zoo med salt water and drinking water conditioners. Is that ok?

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Re: Zoo med water conditioner

Post by DevilNDisguise » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:42 am

I've heard that it's a weak conditioner and doesn't typically do the job with the directed dose. It also has artificial coloring and the like in it.

A lot of people (including myself) use Prime for a conditioner in both fresh and salt water dishes, and use Instant Ocean as the salt supply.
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Post by curlysister » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:16 pm

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Re: Zoo med water conditioner

Post by GotButterflies » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:26 am

Unfortunately the zoo med salt water conditioner is NOT a sufficient saltwater supply for hermit crabs.

A lot of products marketed for hermit crabs are not safe for them. Hermit crabs actually need marine saltwater, as in making a saltwater fish tank. A lot of us use a product called Instant Ocean. :) It has the essential trace elements and minerals that mimics the ocean. :)

A lot of us also use a product called Prime. It is a water conditioner that removes Chlorine, Chloramine, and neutralizes ammonia and heavy metals.
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