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salt and shells

Discussion in 'Product Reviews.' started by sami, May 12, 2008.

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  1. sami

    sami "Never Molted"

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    I'm glad for this forum! I was going to order HBH brand salt for my little guys, but I looked at one of the previous threads saying this was a bad brand. Does anyone use "Instant Ocean"??? Its not specifically for hermies, but will it still be ok for them? Another important question... Does anybody know a good online store to shop at for natural hermit crabshells? I'm really disappointed with the painted ones i bought from petdiscounters.com They are rough on the inside and have a chemical odor, but I was happy with other products that i ordered. They may not be as pretty but from now on i'm going with natural shells ONLY! No painted ones what so ever!
     
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    spidtat (Micro Crab)

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    I use Instant Ocean and I know many other crabbers do as well. I have never had a problem with it, but that is just my opinion. There are a few places for shells online I know of, and they are the crabbagepatch.com, Naples Seashell Company, El's Shells, just to name a few. I have found most of mine at Michael's and other craft stores and they are normally cheaper as well. Anyway just some suggestions.
     
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    sami "Never Molted"

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    :DThank you so much Spidtat! Your advise was very useful and much appreciated.
     
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    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    A number of crabbers also use API Aquarium Salt sold at Walmart and some other stores. It comes in a carton and is reasonably priced.
     
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    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I use Oceanic
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Also theres a link on the fourm, that will give you 10% off at napleseashells.com
     
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    sami "Never Molted"

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    I looked online at crabbagepatch.com and found a huge selection of natural and decently priced shells:) I'm also going to check walmart for salt. I finally got a chance to change their substrate from gravel to sand and they seem to love it compared to the other stuff. I finally saw the little guys eat :D and also move around a bit
     
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