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Old 04-09-2014, 05:29 PM   #51
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:32 PM   #52
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Darn I keep typing up long responses and they don't post. Where is the ammonia coming from? Your tap? You should test the tap water and see what the results are.


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There are two kinds of cycling. Fish in and fish less. I have done both but the fish in one is stressful and fish may die. The fish less one requires dosing of pure ammonia to start the nitrogen cycle.


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It might be coming from the tap I will test it tomorrow
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:39 PM   #55
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Well if it is coming from tap I would suggest getting something like seachems prime to use during water changes to temporarily detoxify ammonia and nitrites. Have you tested for nitrites yet? And if you get a baby axolotl you can keep it in a small container and switch it back and forth everyday 100% water changes. Which is what I would suggest anyways for one so small since its easier to feed them this way. This is how I do it.

I have kept axolotls for a while. I can try to help you out if you have any other questions. I love these creatures! They are so full of personality.


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Old 04-09-2014, 05:40 PM   #56
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If your tap has ammonia you may want a filter on it or spring water instead. A cycle must have ammonia to start. I would not put fish in as the axolotl will eat anything they can catch and swallow it. Stick to fish less and use pure ammonia. If you know someone with a tank the media will speed it up.
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Axolotl

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...ss_cycling.php

Good article on fish less cycling.

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I already have a freshwater tropical tank could I use anything from that?
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You could put some filter media in the cycling tank to help kick start the cycle. You would still need an ammonia source. You could use fish food lol. Takes forever but it works.


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Yea if it's cycled add the media to the filter in the other tank it should cycle very quickly
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