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Axolotl tank temperature fluctuation

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Hello, my axolotl’s tank is currently situated in the same room as the pellet stove we use to heat the house. His tank typically sits at around 64-65 degrees but at the end of the day after the stove has been on it’ll be at 70-71. :( i know he can technically survive in the very low 70 range but i’d like to know if the jump and inevitable drop in temperature every day is stressing him out or creating a bad environment for him.

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Just checking back in hoping someone would be able to provide some insight :(
 

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Consistency is one of the most important factors of keeping a healthy pet. Are you able to move the tank so where else? What do you do to keep the tank cool?
 

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Consistency is one of the most important factors of keeping a healthy pet. Are you able to move the tank so where else? What do you do to keep the tank cool?
Moving it isnt really a viable option. I currently have a standing fan on a table beside the tank on full blast 24/7 and have started using frozen water bottles when we have the stove on for longer periods of time.
 

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Moving it isnt really a viable option. I currently have a standing fan on a table beside the tank on full blast 24/7 and have started using frozen water bottles when we have the stove on for longer periods of time.
What temp would the tank stay without a fan and water bottles? Perhaps consistency would be more important than perfect temps?
 

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What temp would the tank stay without a fan and water bottles? Perhaps consistency would be more important than perfect temps?
when i first setup the tank in late September i hadn’t used the fans or bottles or anything and it was sitting at around 70 if i remember correctly. But now with the pellet stove being on most of the time during the winter without those things it’d absolutely surpass 75 i’d imagine
 

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when i first setup the tank in late September i hadn’t used the fans or bottles or anything and it was sitting at around 70 if i remember correctly. But now with the pellet stove being on most of the time during the winter without those things it’d absolutely surpass 75 i’d imagine
Are you able to place a desk fan blowing on the tank in the evening? If not, I don’t know what else there is to do.
 
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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    do the classifieds still exist?
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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