Hello everyone. I've been wanting hermit crabs since I was 5 years old and always was told no by my parents.. now at the age of 20 I've realized... I can just go and buy one myself! My long time friend from grade school has a 17 year old hermit crab. Naturally I went straight to her to pick one out at the beach. Then to her mom who actually cares for their crabs. I now have two crabs, the longest only for 3 weeks now. Sweet-Heart and Cutie-Pie (Sweety and Cutie). Their accommidations are not what they will be. At the moment their in a tall 14 inch hex tank with only an inch of sand (calci sand.. I know I know.. they need more and not all that kind of sand) with sturdy bamboo rods grown in my town (I have a patch in my back yard if anyone wants any) Coconut half with a side broken out just enough to let my little cabbies inside. 3 sponges salt and fresh water dishes 3 food dishes, one for dried flowers, fruit, krill, etc; one for general food, and one for FMR fruit treats They have 5 extra shells to choose from and assorted muscle and oyster shells to munch on through out the tank This is only a temporary crabitat. I'm working on a living vivarium for them. If anyone has any pointers on how to simulate a beach I'd appreciate it. Here is what I have planned out so far: 13inches of "ocean/shore" with mangrove trees growing on one side of the "beach" a 5 inch deep ocean with a couple salt water fish for color, maybe some blue leg hermit crabs and snails a 10 inch tall platform over the sea (10x12) covered in cocofiber sheeting and with cholla wood hiding the legs. a medium size water fall in the land part of the tank which will be half covered with coco bedding and has at least 5 inches of sand to dig down. a money palm tree or decoration palm tree next to the water fall for climbing and a food dish. a shell dish. a moss pit up on the side in a corner. The back wall covered in cocofiber sheeting and cork bark on the back wall of the "sea". a hide coconut on both first and second levels. Another food dish on the platform and another shell dish on the platform. please give me feed back.