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Old 16th October 2019   #1
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Default Bubbles or foam building up near the filter

I'm planning on getting two axolotls. I have had water in the tank for about a week and a half now, without any axolotls actually in it. I have noticed that there has been some kind of bubbles, or foam building up near and on the filter, is this something I should be concerned about and should I take action?

Another question. Do you have any tips on how to keep the water temperature consistently cool?

Thank you for the help in advance.
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Default Re: Bubbles or foam building up near the filter

I think that's just air bubbles from the output, I just checked mine and I have some bubbles too.
What temperature have you been able to get it down to? A fan pointed at the surface of the water can drop it a few degrees but if you need to bring it down more you may want to invest in a chiller. They are expensive but you can sometimes find second hand ones. In emergencies you can use frozen water bottles, but since this can cause temp fluctuations I would only use it sparingly.
What lid do you have on the tank? If the water level is 20-30cm below the top of the tank you could go without a lid. Otherwise it's pretty easy to make a mesh cover. Having something open/mesh will help keep the tank cooler than an enclosed lid.



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