New tank help! Sub adult axolotl tank size?

JustenT

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Hello, I have 2 sub adult axies.
They are my babies and rn I have them in a 20 gallon tank. It’s a 20 long, I want more room for them, so I have a few questions.
They are currently on a stand, that can fit 32 x 18

I found This: is it bigger even know it has less gallons, would it be better because it’s low, and wide, and long?

https://aqualabaquaria.com/collecti...-rimless-aquarium-10-gal-ultum-nature-systems

I also found a 18x18x18 25 gallon cube, would this acceptable even know it would be less surface, I could add a platform in the middle that could span half the tank. Would that be better than the first option, or does anyone have any ideas? I was staying away for a 29 gallon, I really like the rimless look because my other 5 tanks are rimless. Please help, if anyway has any better options in the sub 200$ mark please let me know.
 

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More floor space is always better than depth, BUT with two axolotls that can grow 10-15" I expect 10 gallons would be VICIOUS to keep the ammonia down. Additionally, if you have a 20 long, the measurements should be roughly 30x12x12, meaning the one you linked to actually has less floor space, by 5" or so. I would completely avoid the cube; the space is as much for swimming as walking, so adding a second level wont really work.

I would think the best solution for your upgrade would be checking second hand options, like kijiji or craig's list. You can find huge aquariums for under $200. I got my 29 gal, with filter, for $40 CAD. No, I am not suggesting a 29 gal :p That wont have more floor room than your 20 long, but just showing the kind of deals you can get :D

Good luck in your hunt :D
 

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Also, something ive been doing recently is building “levels” out of pvc and other aquarium safe materials. So if you have a taller tank this is also an option! :)
 
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    hello, I am currently tubbing my axolotl due to cycling the tank. I have read different answers on how many times to do a 100% water change a day when tubbing. Some say once and some say twice. I just want to actually ask and get answers for myself. Thank
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    As often as you need to keep the water clean! Since you´re cycling, I assume you have a test kit. Just test a few times to see how long it takes for your ammonia to go up, and as soon as it does, change the water.
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    Yes,I have the master test kit. Thank you! So just test the water in the tub that my axolotl is in now to gauge off of for changing?
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    That´s the most accurate. Depends on the size of the tub etc. - you just want to make sure the water is always clean
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    When little axolotls are tubbed is it common for them to get a little more spunky then usual? Water temps around 64-65 F and has been changed today with prime added
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    Uh. That depends on your definition of "spunky"?
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    @Kwags, how big?
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    my baby hes tubed and hes a wild child xD
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    Swimming like crazy. A little more pep in his step. I think about 3 inches.
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    Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
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    I have not heard of that before.
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    That jungle fungus clear. I've been dealing with some fungus with my axolotl on and off this summer. The Holtsfreter solution and water changes just seem to do the trick after a bit
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