Hello! I'm new to hermit crabs

Please post here if you are a new crab owner and someone will be along shortly to welcome you to the HCA! This is also the place to welcome new crabbies to your clan!
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Hello! I'm new to hermit crabs

Post by SanguineCane » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:34 pm

I've been doing a lot of research about hermit crabs lately and I've decided to set up a habitat! I came to this forum because I'd prefer to adopt rather than buy from a local pet chain when I'm ready.

I've purchased a 75 gallon tank that I'm preparing to fix up for up to 5 hermit crabs. The type doesn't matter much to me. I just want to give them the best home that I can.

I don't have experience with hermit crabs which is why I came here. I'm hoping to come here if I ever need advice. When the tank is all set up and I'm able to adopt, I'll post again with pictures! Any beginners advice would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Hello! I'm new to hermit crabs

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Hello! Welcome to the HCA! :) Please check out our care guides :) After your have your tank set up, and the specs are right, you can find crabbies under the adoption forum.
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Re: Hello! I'm new to hermit crabs

Post by SanguineCane » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:41 pm

Thank you!

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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:46 pm

Yw! Of course if you have any questions after reviewing those, and want to post pictures of your tank, we are happy to help! :)
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Re: Hello! I'm new to hermit crabs

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:48 pm

I do recommend glass tops and an UTH from www.reptilebasics.com :)
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Re: Hello! I'm new to hermit crabs

Post by SanguineCane » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:50 pm

Thank you! I've been looking for a place to find a glass canopy.

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Re: Hello! I'm new to hermit crabs

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:59 pm

I found mine online. Measure the inside lips of your tank, and then go from there. Believe it or not, Fosters and Smith is a decent place to start :) I usually try to go for places that offer free shipping :) Good luck!
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