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Title: axolotl, would it suit my tank?
Post by: Spuds on March 10, 2012, 06:00:20 AM
Hi,

So I have decided to make my new tank a coldwater setup... The tank is about 20-25gals and its filtered by a sponge filter (I have very good air pump).

Id like to get a axolotl but i have a few questions and concerns...

1) Would it be ok to have no substrate? from what i know they can be a little messy so id like to have it bare bottom so i can hover up every speck of dirt once a week.

2) Considering they are messy would a sponge filter be ok? 80% water change once a week and im pretty good with not overfeeding. I also intend on planting it.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: axolotl, would it suit my tank?
Post by: lokii_37 on March 13, 2012, 06:13:49 PM
how do you intend on planting it with no substrate?


Title: Re: axolotl, would it suit my tank?
Post by: Spuds on March 13, 2012, 06:19:47 PM
floating plants, moss and anubias... I might put a thin layer in.



Title: Re: axolotl, would it suit my tank?
Post by: Lizon on March 13, 2012, 08:43:29 PM
I uave an idea.. :). You mentioned a clay background for a tank.. i think it was you could you not fashion lil cups up the wall?  Just big enough for some small plants


Title: Re: axolotl, would it suit my tank?
Post by: Spuds on March 14, 2012, 04:02:18 AM
That would be pretty cool but i figured out i dont have the right type of clay..  :(