UTH my hermit crabs are cold!!!

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UTH my hermit crabs are cold!!!

Post by Hermiehomes4Gretchen » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:31 pm

Hello! It's not getting warm enough in my 10 gal even though I bought a zoo med UTH. What UTH should I buy.. I think I'm going to upgrade to a 20 gal tank soon. I've heard you can't reuse stick on UTHs. I have a low budget but I want my crabs to be happy... HELP!! Also I have no lighting. I'm getting mixed messages with lighting, the crab street journal says you should supply light, but some people just use natural light.

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Re: UTH my hermit crabs are cold!!!

Post by Nessiandnoah » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:56 am

What is your gauge reading? I struggled keeping my crabs warm and humid and finally bought a large UTH that almost covered the entire back of the aquarium. Then I started using Saran Wrap on top and ever since my heat and humidity has been perfect. What are you covering the tank with?


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Re: UTH my hermit crabs are cold!!!

Post by Hermiehomes4Gretchen » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:33 am

Nessiandnoah wrote:What is your gauge reading? I struggled keeping my crabs warm and humid and finally bought a large UTH that almost covered the entire back of the aquarium. Then I started using Saran Wrap on top and ever since my heat and humidity has been perfect. What are you covering the tank with?


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Saran Wrap... my temp is like 75 F


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Re: UTH my hermit crabs are cold!!!

Post by Nessiandnoah » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:10 am

Where do you keep the UTH? I would keep it at the back of the aquarium and I personally have two. A large one that covers most of the back and one on the side of the tank as well. Also I provide natural lighting. I am honestly unsure what’s best there :-/ maybe someone with more experience may have better advise on lighting, but definitely a large UTH on side of tank or even an extra one.


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Re: UTH my hermit crabs are cold!!!

Post by Hermiehomes4Gretchen » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:17 pm

Nessiandnoah wrote:Where do you keep the UTH? I would keep it at the back of the aquarium and I personally have two. A large one that covers most of the back and one on the side of the tank as well. Also I provide natural lighting. I am honestly unsure what’s best there :-/ maybe someone with more experience may have better advise on lighting, but definitely a large UTH on side of tank or even an extra one.


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Yes I keep it on the back side.. I just ordered another UTH..


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