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Old 01-02-2018, 10:48 PM   #1
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Axolotl filter help

I plan on buying two axolotls for a 55 gallon tank I have. Iíd like to buy a fluval filter , and Iím not sure how far i should go on the gph turnover for them. Iím thinking the 383 gph but idk if thatís too little bc theyíre messy . But I know they hate flow . And are there any recommendations?
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Not very much conversation involving Axolotis on this site. IMO, a Fluval 70 or 110 would be fine. If you prefer a lower water flow, just attach a small Fluval sponge to the intake tube. Design your hardscape with ledges and caves so the Axolotis can avoid the current when they want to.
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Canister filter 100%!!!
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Canister filter 100%!!!


What size would you think?
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With any canister, a spray bar does a fine job of distributing flow. I would place it at one end of the tank and direct it along the surface the length of the tank. By the time the current gets to the bottom of the tank (where the axolotls are) it should be greatly reduced.
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With any canister, a spray bar does a fine job of distributing flow. I would place it at one end of the tank and direct it along the surface the length of the tank. By the time the current gets to the bottom of the tank (where the axolotls are) it should be greatly reduced.


Tysm! Whatís your opinion on sponge filters ?
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Tysm! Whatís your opinion on sponge filters ?
Perfect for many applications. Are you considering using one (or two)?
Planning on going bare bottom or sand with this tank?
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Perfect for many applications. Are you considering using one (or two)?
Planning on going bare bottom or sand with this tank?


I want to use a very fine sand and if two would be better I would use two
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Not very much conversation involving Axolotis on this site. IMO, a Fluval 70 or 110 would be fine. If you prefer a lower water flow, just attach a small Fluval sponge to the intake tube. Design your hardscape with ledges and caves so the Axolotis can avoid the current when they want to.


Thank you ! This helped me a ton when looking at my options .
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