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Old 17th December 2019   #1
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Hello everyone

I'm new here, i've been following this forum for a while now.
I bought my first aquarium for axolotl and it is up and running.
I have bought caviar grit wich is 1mm.
So i hope that is ok?
Because i've read that you cant buy normal grit because that is to Sharp.
I do have a question regarding the temperature.
That is at 14 degrees Celsius.
Should i add a heater or just leave it at 14 degrees?
Because i read that it should be between 14 and 22...
Thanks



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Old 18th December 2019   #2
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Hi there! Congratulations on your axolotl! So there are a lot of other things to take into account for your tank and 'lotl's care, but if you dont know or have questions, you can just ask :)

I assume caviar grit is sand? If so, what length is your 'lotl? You dont generally want them to have sand until they are at least 5" (so I've been told). As long as they are at least that size, 1mm is a nice size. A big thing with sand is actually the uniformity of the grains to prevent dangerous gasses from building up that can kill your 'lotl. I highly recommend this stuff: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB

14 degrees celcius is just fine. You can have a perfectly happy 'lotl at that temp and do not need a heater. Even if it goes a little colder that's fine. Low is better than high and honestly 22 degrees is too high. You will start experiencing heat stress at that temp as anything over 21 can potentially cause issues.



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YAY! Found the article I was looking for about substrate :)

http://advancedaquariumconcepts.com/...aquarium-sand/



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