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T.natans setup

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alan

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120x45cm tank, 30 cm of water. No filter, lots of plants. 2cm of sand, a couple of handfuls of peat and some oak leaves. Lots of bogwood. I'm going for that swap feeling
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50ppm CaCO3, pH 6-7, 26-27C. There is a 6cm air space and a 5cm glass rim overhanging the tank all the way round, with a 6mm glass lid on the top. Think that'll keep them in?
 
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edward

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Hi Alan,
the overhanging lip will help a lot in keeping them in the tank, but still make sure the glass lid is secure....

Ed
 
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edward

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Hi Alan,
I don't think bricks are needed as they can't get the same leverage that they could when going up a straight corner but they are such escape artists that I would still want a little more security.

Ed

(Message edited by Ed on September 13, 2005)
 
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alan

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One more question (for Tony and anyone else), since two of these are much bigger than the other two, should I worry about the smaller ones getting enough to eat/do anything special for the smaller ones?
 
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anthony

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Nothing special alan just plenty of earthworms bloodworm and lancefish prawns as they have bad eyesight the bigger ones will often miss some of the food as they go around the tank.
Tony.
 
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kim

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Alan, they are very nice! I'd like to come and see them next time im up your way, i have wanted some for quite some time but as of yet i dont have the space.

Was that your Oscar tank? If so wheres the Oscar?
 
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alan

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You're always welcome here Kim
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Yes, that's my (ex-)Oscar tank, somewhat modified to make it escape proof (hopefully).
Sadly, 5 years after I rehomed him from a local fish shop, he passed on to the great fishroom in the sky. Can't have an empty tank now, can we?
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edward

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Hi Alan,
Females can get a lot bigger than the males and I just them enough that all of them get a chance to eat.

I do seperate the offspring by size as the really small ones have a more difficult time in feeding (probably still have the scraping teeth while the larger ones may have shed them already).

Ed
 
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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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  • the:
    ooff
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  • the:
    good luck recycling the tank!
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    do the classifieds still exist?
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  • Roach:
    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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  • Asmold1:
    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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  • Asmold1:
    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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  • JulMl:
    Thank you so much !!
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  • Asmold1:
    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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