What type of water should I mist the tank with?

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What type of water should I mist the tank with?

Post by M.trangtnguyen » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:33 pm

Hello

We are new to the hermit carb world. I have been using the bottle hermit carb freshwater and saltwater for our two hermit carb’s drinking “ponds”.

My question is what should I use to mist the tank and keep the bedding moist?

The people at Petsmart told me to use our regular bottled water.

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Re: What type of water should I mist the tank with?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:51 pm

M.trangtnguyen wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Hello

We are new to the hermit carb world. I have been using the bottle hermit carb freshwater and saltwater for our two hermit carb’s drinking “ponds”.

My question is what should I use to mist the tank and keep the bedding moist?

The people at Petsmart told me to use our regular bottled water.
Welcome! Unfortunately most things marketed for hermit crabs aren't good for them. You should use a dechlorinater such as Prime. Then add Instant Ocean to dechlorinated water for their salt water. If you must mist your tank use the dechlorinated fresh water.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi


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Re: What type of water should I mist the tank with?

Post by M.trangtnguyen » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:09 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:51 pm
Welcome! Unfortunately most things marketed for hermit crabs aren't good for them. You should use a dechlorinater such as Prime. Then add Instant Ocean to dechlorinated water for their salt water. If you must mist your tank use the dechlorinated fresh water.
are these the right ones?

- Seachem Prime Fresh and Saltwater Conditioner- Chemical Remover and Detoxifer
-Instant Ocean Sea Salt for Marine Aquariums, Nitrate and Phosphate-Free

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Re: What type of water should I mist the tank with?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:42 am

M.trangtnguyen wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:09 am
are these the right ones?

- Seachem Prime Fresh and Saltwater Conditioner- Chemical Remover and Detoxifer
-Instant Ocean Sea Salt for Marine Aquariums, Nitrate and Phosphate-Free
Yes.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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