can i use Aqueon water conditioner for my crabs water?

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can i use Aqueon water conditioner for my crabs water?

Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:59 pm

the bottle says: "makes tap water safe for fish, instantly neutralizes chlorine in tap water, aids in restoring a fishes natural slime coat"

i also have a more expensive product called "Nutrafin Aqua plus, which does the same thing, is used for salt and fresh water fish, neutralizes heavy metals, AND is apparently stress reducing.

i just wanna make sure these products are safe for my crab before i use them!

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Post by JoeHermits » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:17 pm

They’re safe. Most water conditioners used for fish are also safe for hermit crabs.


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Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:29 pm

JoeHermits wrote:They’re safe. Most water conditioners used for fish are also safe for hermit crabs.


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Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:02 am

Keep in mind it has to also say it neutralizes ammonia and removes chloramine too.
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Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:35 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:Keep in mind it has to also say it neutralizes ammonia and removes chloramine too.
i know for sure it removes chloramine, ill have to look into the neutralizing ammonia part though! thank you!

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:14 am

rufeelinitnowmrkrabs wrote:
Hermiesguardian wrote:Keep in mind it has to also say it neutralizes ammonia and removes chloramine too.
i know for sure it removes chloramine, ill have to look into the neutralizing ammonia part though! thank you!
You're welcome. Chloramine is different than chlorine. It has to remove both.
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can i use Aqueon water conditioner for my crabs water?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:38 am

There’s a product by Seachem called Prime that everyone recommends that covers all.
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Post by JoeHermits » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:16 pm

Just keep in mind, though, that Prime only binds to ammonia for a few days. If there are large amounts of ammonia or chloramine in your water, you may need a separate product if you’re storing treated water.


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Post by RiNiKy506 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:21 pm

JoeHermits wrote:Just keep in mind, though, that Prime only binds to ammonia for a few days. If there are large amounts of ammonia or chloramine in your water, you may need a separate product if you’re storing treated water.


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I did not know that, thank you so much.


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Post by jstein » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:43 pm

So I should use Prime with distilled water as well?


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Post by JoeHermits » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:34 pm

jstein wrote:So I should use Prime with distilled water as well?


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No, distilled water is pure H2O.

Depending on your situation, it may be cheaper to treat tap water than to buy it distilled.


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Post by jstein » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:54 pm

I’m confused - for drinking water for crabs - is it a or b or either - ) rap water treated with Prime b) distilled water - I just lost a fella today and in the emergency response items suggested that distilled water wasn’t good enough for drinking water


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Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:51 pm

Thanks for the info and help everyone !


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Post by JoeHermits » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:45 pm

jstein wrote:I’m confused - for drinking water for crabs - is it a or b or either - ) rap water treated with Prime b) distilled water - I just lost a fella today and in the emergency response items suggested that distilled water wasn’t good enough for drinking water


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Distilled water lacks trace elements, and so is usually not recommended for that reason.

It’s not necessarily harmful, it’s just one less source of nutrients.


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Re: can i use Aqueon water conditioner for my crabs water?

Post by wodesorel » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:36 pm

Animals that are used to drinking surface water have adapted to get needed minerals that way. Distilled has no minerals. There have been cases of reptiles ending up with severe health effects from being given nothing but distilled, so the same would likely be true for our crabs.

However, if using a proper salt mix like Instant Ocean, then the minerals might be able to be obtained that way.

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