Tank Temperature

This is where you discuss the conditions of your crabitat -- temperature, humidity, substrate, decorating, etc.
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sallrw
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Re: Tank Temperature

Post by sallrw » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:05 pm

I've been keeping crabs for a few years now and have a 60 gallon tank plus a 30 gallon Iso. Living in Texas, the temperature is so unpredictable so I bought reptile heating pads from ebay that have temp control knobs and have them stuck on the outside back wall of the tanks. I wouldn't use anything else. I like being able to control the temp in my tanks. Plus I have a fold out mylar car dash window sun sheild wrapped around the back of my iso tank as well. I hardly ever have a problem with rising and falling temps. It's great!

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CrabMommaChara
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Re: Tank Temperature

Post by CrabMommaChara » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:42 am

I also have this problem, and my current solution works relatively low-risk, but if my house burns down, it's my fault XD
I currently have a heating lamp along with a tank heater (which I don't know why isn't working well enough), but I've been told that with the lamp, humidity becomes an issue. As long as you watch your humidity carefully, a heating lamp might be effective for cold stretches as long as you don't mind the dim light.

Question of my own: what the heck is a carribean hermit crab and what does it need to survive? they were all my pet store had (I wanted PPs).
Chara, proud new mother of PPs Hermes and Athena

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CrabMommaChara
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Re: Tank Temperature

Post by CrabMommaChara » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:45 am

Okay, just read up, I think these are purple pinchers .whoops XD
Chara, proud new mother of PPs Hermes and Athena

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