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Old 19th December 2019   #1
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Default New tank help! Sub adult axolotl tank size?

Hello, I have 2 sub adult axies.
They are my babies and rn I have them in a 20 gallon tank. Itís a 20 long, I want more room for them, so I have a few questions.
They are currently on a stand, that can fit 32 x 18

I found This: is it bigger even know it has less gallons, would it be better because itís low, and wide, and long?

https://aqualabaquaria.com/collectio...nature-systems

I also found a 18x18x18 25 gallon cube, would this acceptable even know it would be less surface, I could add a platform in the middle that could span half the tank. Would that be better than the first option, or does anyone have any ideas? I was staying away for a 29 gallon, I really like the rimless look because my other 5 tanks are rimless. Please help, if anyway has any better options in the sub 200$ mark please let me know.



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Old 24th December 2019   #2
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Default Re: New tank help! Sub adult axolotl tank size?

More floor space is always better than depth, BUT with two axolotls that can grow 10-15" I expect 10 gallons would be VICIOUS to keep the ammonia down. Additionally, if you have a 20 long, the measurements should be roughly 30x12x12, meaning the one you linked to actually has less floor space, by 5" or so. I would completely avoid the cube; the space is as much for swimming as walking, so adding a second level wont really work.

I would think the best solution for your upgrade would be checking second hand options, like kijiji or craig's list. You can find huge aquariums for under $200. I got my 29 gal, with filter, for $40 CAD. No, I am not suggesting a 29 gal That wont have more floor room than your 20 long, but just showing the kind of deals you can get

Good luck in your hunt



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Old 27th December 2019   #3
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Default Re: New tank help! Sub adult axolotl tank size?

Also, something ive been doing recently is building ďlevelsĒ out of pvc and other aquarium safe materials. So if you have a taller tank this is also an option! :)



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