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quick question about ISO setup...

Discussion in 'Isolation (ISO).' started by crazeecrabber103, Aug 13, 2005.

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  1. crazeecrabber103

    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    I have an empty 10 gallon tank that I plan to use as an ISO tank.But I also have an empty 1/2 gallon KC.Would it be okay to use the KC as an ISO unit and save the 10 gallon as another main crabitat for the future??Or is it better to have a bigger ISO?
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I only ISO sick, naked, or new crabs, so a 10 gallon worked the best for me. I think it would be rather difficult to maintain proper humidity and temp in a small critter keeper-unless it was placed inside a large tank. Perhaps some other members will shed some more light on what works best for them [​IMG]
     
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    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    Thanks Wendy.You've been a big help.[​IMG]
     
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    rodent111 (Micro Crab)

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    *sigh* ur so lucky, my crabitat is as big as ur iso tank, and i thought i was spoiling my crabs.
     
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    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    hehe,actually my main crabitat and my ISO r the same size.
     
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    BL00DYMARY "First Molt, A Success"

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    I have a 5 gallon glass aquarium set up for iso, and it is plenty big enough, but I am having a hard time maintaining the temp/ humidity even in that. I think the light makes it too warm, and the heat dries the air & lowers the humidity. It was easier to amintain when I didn't keep the light on and instead covered the top 99% with plastic wrap. I may switch it out for my 10 gallon as an iso, not because of size, but because I think that maintaining proper temp & humidity is of utmost importance especially in most iso situations. I have found it impossible to keep a plastic CK in the proper conditions.
     
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    cluelesscrabber (Micro Crab)

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    well, actually, i think it's EASIER to have a kritter keeper because they are sometimes smaller than big glass tanks, but i suppose it depends on the size rather than what type of tank [​IMG]
     
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