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Default Best filtration for axies?

Hey all,

I have a 40 gal breeder with 3 axolotls inside (7 inch, 6 inch, 4 inch). I'm currently running a 40 gal air pump for minimal water movement but I find myself cleaning all the time. What filtration do you guys recommend??? THANK YOU!!!



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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HS...POL&ref=plSrch This is the filter I have :) it works well and does not cause much water movement. My axies love to sit on it and swim through the bubbles. I also recommend any type of sponge filter. They are good for axolotls.
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In my opinion the safest and most cost effective filters for axolotls are poret filters (for 10-20H gal tanks) and mattenfilters (for 20L gal tanks and bigger). You get a huge volume for biological filtration, way more than any other filter, and you can easily customize it to adjust flow, switch the spout to a spray bar etc., and you can run a chiller behind it without having to worry about the pump being too strong.



If you really must use chemical media, you can easily upgrade the poret filter to a betterbox filter, or run a canister behind the mattenfilter without having to worry about your axolotls getting sucked against the intake.



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