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Hey guys, I just wanted to check with you all if I understand everything I need to provide a high quality home for a single axolotl! It's my first time caring for anything in an aquarium, so I want to be very careful to get it right.

So the tank I'm looking at buying is 4ftx2ftx2ft and comes with a chiller unit (I live in Brisbane, Australia, where it's the middle of Spring and yet reached 40 degrees celsius just yesterday).

I know that I need to cycle the tank for a few weeks beforehand to get the ideal chemical levels.

I understand that sand is the ideal substrate and that they require places to hide.

Finally, I am looking at using sponge filters, with the Tetra Whisper Model 300.

Is this all I need? Also, is there a way to know if I've got the sponge filter's air pump pumping too weakly? (As I know I need to minimise water disturbances)

Thank you!



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Got worms?



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Not yet, though I've read that worms and daphnia seem to be more popular than pellets, so I'll definitely grab those!



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