Salt Water Pools

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Salt Water Pools

Post by Pizza Hermit » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:56 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions for what’s best to use to make salt water for my crabs? Thank you!


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Post by asiankanye » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:57 pm

Most of us use Instant Ocean, but really any aquarium salt works


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Post by Pizza Hermit » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:19 am

Oh ok cool thanks bro


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Post by wodesorel » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:21 am

Not freshwater aquarium salt!!

It has to be a marine salt mix for saltwater fish.

'Freshwater' salt is just a few elements to replace what can be pulled out by water purifying systems on tap water. Saltwater salt replicates ocean water and the 70 or so elements it contains.
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Post by Pizza Hermit » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:52 pm

wodesorel wrote:Not freshwater aquarium salt!!

It has to be a marine salt mix for saltwater fish.

'Freshwater' salt is just a few elements to replace what can be pulled out by water purifying systems on tap water. Saltwater salt replicates ocean water and the 70 or so elements it contains.
Wait so I shouldn’t use instant ocean?


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Post by JoeHermits » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:47 pm

You can use Instant Ocean. It’s a marine salt.

You just can’t use anything designed for freshwater.

Useful (marine):Image

Not useful (freshwater):Image


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Post by Pizza Hermit » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:20 pm

Oh wow ok thank you very much good to know. While I have you does API Tap water conditioner work for dechlorinating the water safely for hermits?


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Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:05 pm

Yep, it's fine/safe to use! :)

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Re: Salt Water Pools

Post by Pizza Hermit » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:22 pm

Awesome thank you so much! I just got my two crabs today. Love these guys. Anyone know things I shouldn’t feed my hermit crabs that you would feed medium to large ones? Or is just portions are smaller?


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Post by asiankanye » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:23 pm

You probably want smaller portions, since it’s harder for small hermit crabs to grab onto larger pieces of food. Nothing about what food is safe or not changes, at least I don’t think.


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Post by Pizza Hermit » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:35 pm

Ok cool thanks


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Post by HermieCrabs » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:32 pm

I was also wanting to switch to Instant Ocean... is it better to get the large box pictured above? I also saw this version and wondered about it.

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean-Ma ... r=8-7&th=1

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Post by wodesorel » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 pm

HermieCrabs wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:32 pm
I was also wanting to switch to Instant Ocean... is it better to get the large box pictured above? I also saw this version and wondered about it.

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean-Ma ... r=8-7&th=1
This is just a water conditioner like Prime. It isn't the actual salt.
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Re: Salt Water Pools

Post by HermieCrabs » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:06 pm

Ah, okay, thank you! So I'd need both products.
wodesorel wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 pm
This is just a water conditioner like Prime. It isn't the actual salt.

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