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This is a discussion on Filters, substrates, setups: please read before posting within the Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; I'd put max 2 axolotls in there. Even then it might get a little cramped once they're fully grown. But ...

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Old 6th November 2014   #21 (permalink)
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I'd put max 2 axolotls in there. Even then it might get a little cramped once they're fully grown. But the biggest problem is the height. You want the tank to be at least a little higher than your axie is long and axolotls can easily grow to 30 cm and over.



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Would this be a suitable filter for a 20 gallon tank? It's one of the few filters in my price range(about $40 or less).
Zoo Med Turtle Clean 501 Turtle Tank External Canister Filter - Turtle Clean Canister Tank Filter - petco.com



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It says right there in the description that it works for tanks up to 30 gallons. I don't see why it wouldn't work, though you have a wide range of options of other filters on that same site that would work and are under $40. Just go to the fish section and select "aquarium filters" and plenty of results will come up, a lot of which are under $40.



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I was actually give the idea the other day to use Tile instead of sand or other substrates which seems like a great idea. especially since nowadays they have tile that looks like rocks yet this way there won't be any issues for impaction even for baby axolotls but a really nice appearance. going to try it this weekend!



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I have read through this, but the link to cooling options link is broken. I have not yet found axolotl to purchase, and am still scaping the tank.

Any suggestions from experienced keepers in the south in the US? While I use AC in the summer, I generally keep it at 80 degrees farenheit. Will movement and aeration be sufficient to keep it cool enough or will I need a fan?



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I have read through this, but the link to cooling options is broken. I have not yet found axolotl to purchase, and am still scaping the tank.

Any suggestions from experienced keepers in the south in the US? While I use AC in the summer, I generally keep it at 80 degrees farenheit. Will movement and aeration be sufficient to keep it cool enough or will I need a fan?



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Hi all,

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have recently decided to buy an axolotl and I have some concerns about my substrate. I had bought all the necessities for a fish tank and threw it all in there before even realizing it could be wrong. I purchased black aquarium substrate which is obviously not sand as suggested many many times. After reading article after article I am assuming impaction from too large of gravel is the problem not the actual rocks themselves. The substrate I purchased is not large at all but bigger than sand. I was curious if this would be an immediate impact risk or potentially small enough to pass through without harm. I have not purchased an axolotl yet and would not place one in a situation it couldn't survive in but I was hoping for a little direction on this. I would prefer to not have the extra work of now removing all the substrate and replacing it with sand, but I appreciate and will follow all knowledgable advice.

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Hi all,

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have recently decided to buy an axolotl and I have some concerns about my substrate. I had bought all the necessities for a fish tank and threw it all in there before even realizing it could be wrong. I purchased black aquarium substrate which is obviously not sand as suggested many many times. After reading article after article I am assuming impaction from too large of gravel is the problem not the actual rocks themselves. The substrate I purchased is not large at all but bigger than sand. I was curious if this would be an immediate impact risk or potentially small enough to pass through without harm. I have not purchased an axolotl yet and would not place one in a situation it couldn't survive in but I was hoping for a little direction on this. I would prefer to not have the extra work of now removing all the substrate and replacing it with sand, but I appreciate and will follow all knowledgable advice.

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I figured that would most likely be the case. Above is the link for what I have and although th size of the pieces are really pretty small I am assuming it's still a risk not worth taking. I am in the process of aging the new tank currently so I'll just go out and by sand at some point later this week and replace the substrate.

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Hello, I will be setting up my tank for axolotls and I'm going with live plants. I plan to use Caribsea Flora Max for a substrate to root the plants in. I'll put about 2" in so the roots will take hold and they will be less likely to be uprooted, then going with an 1-1 1/2" of play sand over that. I'll be planting anubias and banana plants and possibly curly bamboo. I've got a 29 gallon tank and plan on getting 2 Axolotls. You guys are the experts so I'm hoping you will be able to spot any potential problems.

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Would this be okay for my Axolotl?



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Hey. I am cycling my 40 gallon breeder tank for 3 juvies. It is coming along nicely now. Crystal clear water. I just need it to cycle. These are my parameters:
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Is this the look of a "getting there" tank or is there somethibg ai could be doing. I do a 40% water change daily and I jave ghost shrimp only in the tank now. About 4 of the 20 i have died off and i just fping one rotting away in tge small bushy plant in the righy corner. Any advice?Click the image to open in full size.

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