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Post by HermitCrabby_LHC » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:09 am

Im wondering what you guys reccomend.What do you reccomend for 3-4 small crabs, twenty long or twenty tall?How much does the average 20 gallon cost from the pet store?How many small/medium crabs can I have and not have to upgrade for a little bit?What heating do you reccomend for them, bulb or UTH?How many bricks of EE does it take to fill them 4-6 inches?Terrarium or aquarium?Plexiglass,screen with saran wrap, or hood for the lid?Will a large fit in the tank?Sorry for all the questions lately. I hope Im not being annoying or racking the bill up. That would be bad 0_o

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Post by finalfantasyxii » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:06 am

You could do the long but you will have to upgrade sooner because of sub depth requirements as they get bigger. I had a 20 gal long with 4 smalls and upgraded to a 55 gal within 6 months! I would say watch craigslist and get something bigger!I guess if you had 3-4 very small in a 20 gal you could probably get by for a few years. But that's a guess!UTH for a tank that small or you will dry out your sub.I'm guessing a brick or two of EE would be enough.Since you're not filling it with water you can use either terrarium or aquarium. I'm not sure if it matters unless you get a terrarium that opens on the front - and then you just have to make sure the sub can be adequate depth.I use plexiglass. You can get it super cheap at Lowe's and it's easy to cut to size.Large will be too big. I don't think you can get enough sub. Large need 8-10"More info:http://www.hermitcrabpatch.com...-Substrate-a/133.htmhttp://landhermitcrabs.com/eve...5101988/m/1201086752
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Post by finalfantasyxii » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:25 am

I found a post by JMT about how many per tank - you could have large in a 10g but only two. He says this is just his rough guide - there is no set rules, obviously! 5g: teenies only.10g: 2 large OR 4 medium OR 6 small OR 8 teenie20g: 3 large OR 6 medium OR 9 small OR 12 teenie30g: 4 large OR 8 medium or 12 small OR 16 teenie40g: 5 large OR 10 medium OR 15 small OR 20 teenie55g: 2 jumbo OR 6 large OR 12 medium OR 18 small OR 24 teenie75g: 3 jumbo OR 8 large OR 16 medium OR 24 small OR 32 teenie92g: 4 jumbo OR 10 large OR 20 medium OR 30 small OR 40 teenie
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Post by dylan644 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:10 am

If you are going to go with a 20 long then I recommend also looking at a 29gallon. It has the same foot print of a 20L but it is taller. I know that a 29 cost about $35 at Meijer. I would shoot around $40 at the petstore. So a 20 may cost around $30? IDK exactly. Can you wait until the next dollar per gallon sale?


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Post by HermitCrabby_LHC » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:26 am

Dont have a petco within 2 hours of my house. But I will start a craigslist search for one. I might even be able to get lower prices because I dont need filters or anythjng.

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Post by finalfantasyxii » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:09 am

Craigslist is the bomb! I got a 55 gal acrylic for $80!
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Post by HermitCrabby_LHC » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:15 pm

I got a anew ten gallong with nightglo light and bulb (still in box and clamp was still in plasric wrapper) turtle dock (climbing toy now), and a little fish net that I actually use for the turtles for five bucks. And they were willing to meet halfway


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Post by Kris » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:51 am

Right now I have a 20 long and I have 4 small crabs in it. Right now Petco is doing their $1 per gallon til the end of the month. I have a mixture of sand and EE in the tank that is around 7 inches.I do use a glass canopy lid right now. I do have a screen lid too. I do use an UTH for heat. And for light it's just a day glow bulb in a reptile clamp lamp. I only turn that on when I need to do something at night in the tank.

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Post by kuza » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:02 am

a 29 gallon has the same footprint as a 20 gallon long, but it's 6 inches higher to allow for deeper substrate (6 inches minimum is advised) and more room for climbing space.

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