how soon should i upgrade tank sizes?

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before you say anything - yes, i know this tank is too small for him (possibly him anyways), it started out as his nursery tank from when he was tiny tiny and now i’m wondering how urgent it is that i get a bigger tank (20 gallon long minimum)
i just feel really bad keeping him in what feels to me like a cramped space ;(
wanted to ask you all your opinions on how soon he needs a change - thanks in advance :)

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    @axolotl nerd, rads, the cycle has crashed or the tank wasnt fully cycled to start with. Remove the animals to a seperate tank or tub, give 100% daily water changes. It can take a while to cycle a tank if its yr first time.
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    Hey guys! We had our first unexpected hot day and I was an idiot and forgot to put on the fan for my axolotl tank. When I came to feed her at around 7, I noticed the tank was 75 degrees!! It has never been this warm, it’s always a stable 67ish without a fan. It was only this warm for today (yesterday it was normal temps), and I immeditately got the fan on when I saw. It is down to 69 degrees now. Is my axie going to be ok with the increase in temperature for a day?
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    Oh that’s in Fahrenheit by the way, I think in Celsius it almost got up to 24 c if I’m not mistaken
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