Setting up the Crabarium


Below is a checklist of items I strongly suggest you purchase *before* introducing hermit crabs to your family.


Glass Tank with lid

Iso Tank with lid



Beach Sand (Sanitised)


Coral Sand/Reef Sand

Silica-free Play Sand

River Pebbles


Heat Pad/ Under Tank Heater (To Cover 1/2-2/3 of your tank)

PetZone UTH (Australia)

ZooMed ReptiTherm

  • Mini ReptiiTherm - for small or plastic tanks) Repti -Therm U.T.H. - 8" x 6" RH4E

  • Medium Repti -Therm U.T.H. - 12" x 8" RH5E

  • Large Repti -Therm U.T.H. - 18" x 8" RH6E

Hagen Heatwave U.T.H.

  • 8" x 8" PT2030

  • 10.5" x 11" PT2035

  • 11" x 17" PT2040

Humidity and Temperature Combo Gauge

Fresh Water dish

Salt-water pond

Food dish

Natural Sea Sponge

Water Conditioner

extra Seashells



You will need to prepare these items and set it up before introducting your crabs. Once the items are pepared you will need to arrange the crabarium BEFORE purchasing your hermit crabs and introducing them to their new home.

To help you choose happy and healthy crabs, read " Choosing your Hermie

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