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Salt water mix

Post by Mittmom » Sun May 10, 2020 11:55 pm

I have been using a sample bag of Oceanic aquarium salt for the year and 4 months I've had our crabitat. Now it's finally run out, and I can't find anymore sample bags (small and low cost). Is the Zoo Med Hermit Crab Salt Water Conditioner an okay product? If not, what have people been successful using? I really liked the ease of mixing the salt/mineral grains into the water, as opposed to buying salt water bottles or whatever. Thank you!

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Re: Salt water mix

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon May 11, 2020 12:04 am

Mittmom wrote:I have been using a sample bag of Oceanic aquarium salt for the year and 4 months I've had our crabitat. Now it's finally run out, and I can't find anymore sample bags (small and low cost). Is the Zoo Med Hermit Crab Salt Water Conditioner an okay product? If not, what have people been successful using? I really liked the ease of mixing the salt/mineral grains into the water, as opposed to buying salt water bottles or whatever. Thank you!
Hi!
I don't believe the Zoo Med conditioner has the minerals crabbies need.
Most of us on here use Instant Ocean. I know you can buy it at pet stores, but here's a link to the box I bought on Amazon in case you'd rather shop online:
https://smile.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean- ... 98e0b800f6
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Post by wodesorel » Mon May 11, 2020 1:06 am

Even that price is a little high. A 10-gallon box runs around $6 at major pet stores.
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Re: Salt water mix

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon May 11, 2020 1:36 am

wodesorel wrote:Even that price is a little high. A 10-gallon box runs around $6 at major pet stores.
https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostor ... arium-salt
Just checked Petco online. I def overpaid on Amazon! Image

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Re: Salt water mix

Post by Mittmom » Mon May 11, 2020 9:55 am

Perfect, thanks all!

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Post by Hermielover121 » Mon May 11, 2020 10:34 am

I am also trying to get instant ocean and I was wondering since I’m in Canada do you think Petco will ship to me or will it get stuck in the US. I looked at the Canadian tire part that they had but they did not have the instant ocean they only had like dry and wet dog and cat food.


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Re: Salt water mix

Post by curlysister » Mon May 11, 2020 10:36 am

The only place I have found it in my part of Canada is at a pet store that sells fish.
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Post by Hermielover121 » Mon May 11, 2020 10:41 am

Oh thanks I will look at all the fish stores I now


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Post by wodesorel » Mon May 11, 2020 1:11 pm

Big Als, maybe? They still have mail order on both sides of the border, don't they?
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Post by Hermielover121 » Mon May 11, 2020 4:48 pm

I ordered some prime from there but they seem to not have Instant ocean?


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Post by wodesorel » Mon May 11, 2020 5:30 pm

They should have some brand of marine mix. Instant Ocean tends to be the easiest to find but it doesn't make the only brand or the best. There's a list of some of the more common ones in the Water FAQ.
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