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Welcome to our product links page for axolotl care recommended products! We understand that choosing the right products for your pet can be overwhelming, so we have put together this list of recommended products with corresponding links. The following products range from axolotl care essentials to some possible options for filtration and enrichment for your axolotl. If you have any questions about the products, please do not hesitate to contact us.
This test kit is a requirement for accurately monitoring the water parameters of any aquarium. A liquid test kit with reagents is significantly more accurate and easier to read than test strips. This kit tests for ammonia (NH₂), nitrite (NO₂), nitrate (NO₃), and pH.
This water conditioner is the most widely recommended for axolotls, especially due to being known to contain no additives harmful to them. Many water conditioners will contain aloe or other slime coat additives that are irritants to axolotls. This conditioner is also beneficial because it can be overdosed in emergencies up to 5x the normal dosage to temporarily detoxify ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate for 24 hours.
An ammonia source (either liquid or powder) is required to cycle an aquarium before your aquatic pet can be safely put into it. Dr. Tim's ammonia may be the easiest to dose, since it has set dosage instructions.
An ammonia source (either liquid or powder) is required to cycle an aquarium before your aquatic pet can be safely put into it. Powder dosage instructions below.
Testing GH and KH may be necessary if you are experiencing pH issues in your aquarium. This liquid test kit with reagents is significantly more accurate and easy to read than test strips.
This fan is battery-operated, so it will continue to function in the event of a power outage if left plugged in constantly. Making sure temperature remains below 20˚C (68˚F) at all times is very important for an axolotl tank.
These pellets contain 47% protein, and are an option to supplement an axolotl's main diet of earthworms. Note: These pellets may be fed more effectively if soaked in water for a minute before feeding, as they start off hard. These pellets will generate a temporary bad odor if left in the tank, unlike the Rangen Salmon Pellets.
These pellets are a repackaged version of Rangen Salmon Pellets. They contain 45% protein, and are an option to supplement an axolotl's main diet of earthworms. They start off softer than the Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets, and won't emit a bad odor.
An aquarium water chiller may be required for those who live in hot and humid climates if clip-on fans cannot maintain a temperature below 20˚C at all times.
Egg crate is often cut to fit on the top of aquariums as a lid with holes, as mesh lids will eventually rust and leach into the aquarium. Since axolotl tanks must be kept below room temperature with clip-on fans, egg crate allows evaporative cooling to still take place.
This large sponge filter is one filtration option for an axolotl tank. Requires an air pump and airline tubing to run.
This filter media can be used with the AquaClear hang on back filter.
Media bags can be used to hold crushed coral, Indian almond leaves, or filter media in your aquarium or filter.
This sand is one of the smallest-grained sands currently on the market, which means it poses the least impaction risk for your axolotl. Make sure any sand used in an axolotl tank is less than 1 mm diameter.
This is a type of beneficial bacteria for aiding in cycling your aquarium. Beneficial bacteria must be used in conjunction with a liquid or powder ammonia source, such as Dr. Tim's ammonium chloride in order to see any effects. This product is recommended over any shelved, non-refrigerated bacteria bottles, as it contains real, live nitrifying bacteria.
This solution can be used to sterilize the water in cases of advanced fungal/bacterial infection. It should only be added to tubs, not tanks, and the water still requires daily 100% water changes.
For those with an unstable KH/GH, crushed coral can be put inside a media bag and placed inside the tank or filter. Coral will dissolve over time and keep the pH at a higher level.
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