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View Poll Results: Tank Size for One Axolotl?

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Question Safe to add axolotl?

Hey there!
I have an axolotl who has been living in a tub for a short run, and I have had a 10 gallon cycling. Please note, he is still a juvenile, and if I notice he is growing to big for the tank, I will increase the size. I am humane.

Here are the details:
Tank: L 20" W 10" H 10" (This is the space full of water)
Ammonia: 0.25ppm
Nitrate: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0.1ppm
PH: 6.5

Are these safe? If not, please let me know how to naturally adjust the measures. Thank you!



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Hi! For a one adult I would suggest 20 gallons. 10 will be fine while it is a juvenile.
That cycle is almost done, let it keep running it's course and the axie tubbed. It will naturally cycle to 0 ammonia and nitrite and levels of nitrate over 5 (you want to aim for 20-40) so you don't add anything, other than bottled bacteria if you want. Once you have this it's axolotl safe!



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Default Re: Safe to add axolotl?

Alright, thank you Hayley!

Yes, I am aware I will need to move him to a 20, yet he is still small, so that is going to be an objective!
Thank you for your help, I greatly appreciate it!



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