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Old 6th September 2016   #1
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I an a new owner of a small axolotl. I currently have a tetra whisper HOB filter but it doesnt seem as if the axolotl like its. He hides in the corners of the tank. I have also purchased a Aqueon QuietFlow Internal Power Filter and a Tetra In Tank Filter. Im wondering if one of these are a better option. I have black aquarium sand as a substrate that was thoroughly washed for over 35mins and the water is cloudy. Please help! I just want to make a nice,comfortable home for him.



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Old 6th September 2016   #2
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They don't like water current so if you see plants moving or he can't sit still without moving from the current its to powerful. Block current with rocks,decorations, plants extra or us a sponge filter. Your water is probably cloudy from the sand it can take days and lots of water changes to clear it up. If sand came with clumping addictive it helped me . Is your aquarium cycled thats important to?



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If the water is cloudy from the sand, I'm guessing the filter and tank haven't cycled? This is really important to do before you get your axie so it doesn't die.



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Problem Water cloudy very fine sponge filter can help, you can also use water clarifier, but new filter need cycling and growing more good bacteria to handle all that cloudy water on their own. Low current will also help your axolotl moving around . If you have nothing to block your water current then just move your bubblur underneath where the water coming Down the air bubbles will help cancel strong water pressure ( bubble push water up against the strong water flow)



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