The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store

Notices

Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) A dedicated topic for those seeking help with Axolotls, showing off your photos, or just to talk about them.

Reply

 

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
levi14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 1
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: levi14 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default How to Raise Alkalinity

So I got my little guy about a week and a half ago, and he's perfect. He has so much personality; he's active, social (he'll eat out of my hand), doesn't hide much, and is eating great.

I did a 25% water change three days after I got him
I did another 25% water change two days later (this time with a siphon to clean up the floor)
I did a 50% water change five days later

I let the tank cycle for about 3 weeks before I got him, and the test strips showed everything to be perfect.


I tested it after his most recent water change (about 18 hours later), and the strip showed that the alkalinity was too low. I read online to dissolve baking soda in water and add that, but I wasn't sure if that was safe for axolotls.

I never let uneaten food sit at the bottom of the tank, and I use Seachem primer with tap water as directed from where I got him.

What is a safe and effective way to raise the alkalinity a smidge?

I plan on doing about 50% water changes weekly, but I honestly have no clue if that's good. I have seen about a thousand different suggestions for how often to change water, so any advice would be great.

We appreciate it! :)



levi14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question: How can I Raise my pH? Rumoi Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate 2 7th December 2016 12:55
Lowering alkalinity of water? hattori General Discussion 14 29th July 2010 17:51
Question: Is it possible to raise them together? porkchop48 Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate 24 15th April 2010 14:26
How to Raise PH rheann Axolotl General Discussion 3 25th November 2005 23:11
Alkalinity jake. General Discussion & News from Members 11 27th July 2004 03:23


All times are GMT. The time now is 19:20.