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Post by CristiS84 » Mon May 13, 2019 10:38 pm

My daughter brought home some pp crabs. I need help on the type of and size of a under tank heater and a thing for the humidity for a 10 gallon tank.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue May 14, 2019 6:43 am

CristiS84 wrote:My daughter brought home some pp crabs. I need help on the type of and size of a under tank heater and a thing for the humidity for a 10 gallon tank.
Thanks!
Heating:
Ignore what it says on the package. You want something that at least covers the entire back of the tank, above the substrate line. So it be around 20inch x 6-8 inches. Should keep it rather warm, and insulating the sides of the tank will also help retain heat if you live in a cooler climate.

Some brands of UTH (under tank heater) can also be insulated, which also helps redirect heat back into the tank as well as retaining heat into the tank. A popular brand many use here is called Ultratherm, which can be found online such as reptile basics and Bean farm.

As for humidity, in a well setup tank often extra sources of humidity isnt needed beyond a moss pit or adding some airstones to the water pools. Keep the tank well sealed, and it should help retain humidity.

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