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Photo: My tank is finally setup

kaylalouise

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Hey everyone,

This is my tank setup and the cabinet my dad and boyfirend built on the weekend for it.

My tank is still not 100% clear but i think its getting better.

I want to add in some real plant this week before I start cycling.
 

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Hiya
Congrats on getting everything set up.
Your dad and boyfriend have done a really good job with the cabinet it looks well sturdy.
The only thing I will say is your sand is way too deep, Air pockets will build up and cause water quality problems and turn your sand black.
You need to remove some. I think an inch deep should be enough.

Mel
 

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thank you.

I'm hoping so =)

Do you think it will be okay if i slop the sand more, so that waste will build up in one section?

I want to add some real plants to make thank look more fill and not so bright for my babies to be.

Is there anything else people would suggest i add to my tank?

also my tank has to lights attached to the hood. i think having both on would be way to bright. i will check the wattage of them tonight. But does anyone use a light on their tank?

i saw in a shop they have 10 and 20 watt ones.
 

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Cool tank set up it looks great the cabinet looks good to! :ufo:
 

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thank you.

I'm hoping so =)

Do you think it will be okay if i slop the sand more, so that waste will build up in one section?

I want to add some real plants to make thank look more fill and not so bright for my babies to be.

Is there anything else people would suggest i add to my tank?

also my tank has to lights attached to the hood. i think having both on would be way to bright. i will check the wattage of them tonight. But does anyone use a light on their tank?

i saw in a shop they have 10 and 20 watt ones.

Hi kaylalouise!

The tank looks great (is that you in the back of the one pic, holding the dog?).

If you want to have that little slope in the back, you can just drag something like a chopstick through it when you clean the tank to release any air bubbles trapped inside.

The lid is going to be a torture to you in the hot Australian summer months. I strongly suggest removing it. You could attach a little shelf above the tank and hang the lid from that so that there is at least 10 cm space between the lid and the tank; that way you can use what you have without actually putting the lid on the tank.

-Eva
 
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  • Asholotl:
    looks like the water is fine till tomorrow. which is nice. im super tired of late. ive been doing large water changes for a week before getting their 'tubs' i just wish i had the old filter ;3;
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  • Asholotl:
    you got a cooler :D Thats so cool! i normally chill their water down if it gets too warm with clean dechlorinated water when they were in their bigger tanks. i'll need to get one that can work with two tanks at some point. or find them for cheap and get two quiet ones. since im in an apartment.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea most coolers are super expensive though the price range is around $100-$500
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    yeah D:
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    i need one before summer though so i should prob save up
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    or its waterchanges and/or air fans for me.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Here its Hot like every day so we have to have the cooler :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    But we also have a fan
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  • Asholotl:
    its just wet in oregon and cold most of the time.
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    So good axolotl weather :p
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    yeah, most of the time lol. its always cold in my room now cause of them.
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    Yea my room is freezing because of the axolotls xd
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    The worst thing is my cat always jumps up next to the tank but good thing it has a lid 😁
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    same D: my cat is constantly knocking over my bottles and stuff for my axolotls.
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    One time he almost knocked over a whole bottle of tap water conditioner we just bought
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    haha. sounds like a cat
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    I know right what is it with cats constantly knocking every thing over??
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    And boxes. you can even tape a square on the floor and ive seen them go in it xD
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    Haha 😂
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    im going to head off now, its 12 am now so i got to rest. :D nice talking with ya!
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    the nitrites in my tank are so high omg
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