Salt water question

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Salt water question

Post by Kelly4779 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:17 pm

So I just purchased instant ocean Marine salt to replace the Aquarium salt we were using.
Do we just mix as per the instructions on the bag? How much salt to water do you use?
Our current salt water bath is too small. What size should the bath container be and how much water should be in it.
Thanks

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Re: Salt water question

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:26 am

Kelly4779 wrote:So I just purchased instant ocean Marine salt to replace the Aquarium salt we were using.
Do we just mix as per the instructions on the bag? How much salt to water do you use?
Our current salt water bath is too small. What size should the bath container be and how much water should be in it.
Thanks
What I do is dechlorinate a gallon of water then add the salt. Actually, you have to put in the salt first, otherwise it will overflow. Lol. I learned that the hard way. Then you have water stored.
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Re: Salt water question

Post by curlysister » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:06 pm

The instructions should be on the box, but if not they can be found here:

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 25&t=92553

It is important to mix according to instructions, not any stronger or weaker.

The pools should be deep enough that your crabs can fully submerge. You need to be sure that they have a way to be able to climb in and out, though, like rocks or a ladder or plastic canvass.
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Re: Salt water question

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:15 pm

I actually do a water bowl full at a time !!! A find a link I always use .... most use a gallon

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Re: Salt water question

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:22 pm

A bottle of water is 16 oz ...
Thos is not the same one I use but I Google til I find it .. ! Cause a gallon is to much for me ..

But I've thought bout start in ng to use a gallonImage

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Re: Salt water question

Post by Hermie escape artist » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:23 pm

This is what I use sorry for lots of post found it. Image

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