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Tank water yellow early?

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Again only had a Axolotl for a few days but after only about 3-4 the waters looking yellow, i got tank water from the store and filled the rest with tap and cycled for a day before getting the axolotl but the waters yellowish and ive been told i had to keep the water like this for about a month to get bacteria in the filter, not sure about this do i keep with it or do i change it in 2 weeks instead



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You are best off to let the tank cycle for 2-3 weeks with an ammonia source before adding fish/axolotl. You should do 20-30% water changes every other day for a while if you are going to cycle the tank with the axolotl inside. The yellowing is probably ammonia in the water that can make them sick. The bacteria that gets rid of this take a while to get going. Make sure to condition your water before adding it in. I recommend adding biomedia to your filter as well. I add seachem Stability to my water when I'm getting it to cycle. Plants help the process some too.
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