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Hey guys, I'm presenting to you an unused aquarium that I'm looking to get up and running (The Bug has got me). Dimensions are 40cmx20cmx21cm (LxWxH). Now I know it could be bigger but room space persists in ruining my life by not giving much so this is where I need your help guys! :cool:

I'm looking into making a sort of 50/50 with this thing and to use a filter. Also with the terrestrial side, I want moss and some plants. I know I can't have all my eggs in one basket and that's why I'm looking for some help. If people could suggest some Caudates that would be OK in here then that will help a lot in me building this for their needs. Any criticism is welcome (I'm expecting the whole "It's too small" thing which is okay). Here are some examples of Species I would like:
- Triturus marmoratus
- Triturus pygmaeus


Also I'll provide some photo's.


Many Thanks!
Joe
 

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Well, i´ll be the first to say it...yes, it´s way too small. It´s short of 17 litres.... The minimum volume of water recommended for even one animal of a small species is 40 l, so yeah....too small. And if you are thinking on a 50/50 set-up then you are going to be left with something like 5 litres of water? And with a filter??
I´d consider that completely inadequate for either species, but more so T.marmoratus since they are larger and bulkier.
You could use that tank for raising juveniles or larvae, possibly even for the terrestrial phase of a small species, but personally i would say that´s pretty much it.
 
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    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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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    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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    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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    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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    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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