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Old 2nd May 2016   #1
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Default My axolotl set up

Iv'e since taken the plants out of the corners since my axie seems to like crawling around them/ and or getting stuck lol.

Light is on just for pictures :3

Everything is natural, sand substrate - mixture of tied on Anubias and moss balls for help with the tank ecology.
will be setting it up with some moss, frogbit and javaferns as well.

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Where did you get your sand?



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Iv'e also since installed a spray bar for my fluval canister filter which is kept on really low. Axolotl is perfectly fine with it.



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Looks gorgeous! :) I really love the white rocks and the black sand.



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Where did you get your sand?
Hey jared. I got my substrate from a UK company the make is called JBL Sansibar Substrate. I originaly thought I was buying black but it came as a osrt of white/black mix but it still works well. can make it difficult to see waste though.

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Looks gorgeous! :) I really love the white rocks and the black sand.
aha thanks again samantha. I had posted this up on my other thread too but figured I'd post it up over here for seperate tank discussions as well. :3



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aha thanks again samantha. I had posted this up on my other thread too but figured I'd post it up over here for seperate tank discussions as well. :3


Yeah, exactly! :) It looks great! I have the opposite effect going on in mine, dark decor and white sand! I wanted the black sand at first but I figured it would make my wild type hard to see, haha :)



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Yeah, exactly! :) It looks great! I have the opposite effect going on in mine, dark decor and white sand! I wanted the black sand at first but I figured it would make my wild type hard to see, haha :)

my exact thinking with my lighter axie - if i'd gone with a wild type I'd have picked the lighter sand too hehe.



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The water is so clear that's crazy! Stunning tank! May have to copy you a little 😉, can you maybe post a link to that filter? Sponge filters just aren't doing it for me


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Default Re: My axolotl set up

That's a lovely set up.
I've also used the same brand of substrate in my tanks. I have a few different axolotl types (wild types, leucistics and coppers) and have used a mix of the one that you have, and the red sand, which makes it easier to see the axolotls, whatever colour they are.
I also have a spray bar on my filter and none of my axolotls seem bothered. I do point the spray bar towards the glass to reduce the water movement, which seems to work well.



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