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would the hermits die if they were out of water for like a day?? sorry this is kind of a stupid question but I don't know the answer to it
Why would they have been out of the water for a day?

Do they have enough food? Is there algae in the tank, or are you supplemental feeding them? Looking at your prior posts, this tank is really about 2 months old (started around Feb 5th), so I'm wondering if everything is settled enough.

Current pics?

Also, I'd suggest getting an ammonia test (not API) and a nitrate test, at a minimum. Or take a sample to an LFS.
 
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Why would they have been out of the water for a day?

Do they have enough food? Is there algae in the tank, or are you supplemental feeding them? Looking at your prior posts, this tank is really about 2 months old (started around Feb 5th), so I'm wondering if everything is settled enough.

Current pics?

Also, I'd suggest getting an ammonia test (not API) and a nitrate test, at a minimum. Or take a sample to an LFS.
it was out of the water for long I was just wondering yes the tank is cycled I have a ton of algae breaking out so they have food I was also wondering how I could get rid of bubble algae how could I get that out of the system
 

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it was out of the water for long I was just wondering yes the tank is cycled I have a ton of algae breaking out so they have food I was also wondering how I could get rid of bubble algae how could I get that out of the system
I understand it was out of the water, but HOW & WHY?

Bubble algae can be difficult. You can try manual removal, use an Emerald Crab or try dosing Vibrant.

But, considering it's such a new tank, you could pull out the rock and scrub it off.
 

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i was taking out the molt and I looked at the shell for a bit to see if it peeked out
Well, peeking at the crab outside the water for a second or two is a far cry from "they were out of water for like a day??".
That's not going to hurt them.
 
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