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I have had my 15g tank for about a month and a half now. I have 3 crypts, 2 java ferns and java moss. Whenever i do water changes or any big ruccus inside the tank TONS of debree starts to float around everywhere making the taking very nasty for about 10 minutes. What is this? And is there anyway to prevent this?
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Sounds like you don't have a very good filter. What kind are you running? What kind of fish; are you overfeeding them?

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I have an axololt (aquatic salamander). I feed him earth worms and the ocassional salmon pellet.

I use http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752295
the 10g one. My tank is 15g but will soon be upgrading to a 30 ft long tank.

I heard cannister filters were great. I was thinking about getting http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...2&pcatid=16742

Would that be good for my new tank?
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I use http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752295
the 10g one. My tank is 15g but will soon be upgrading to a 30 ft long tank.
That should be an interesting project

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haha meant 30 inch
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Axo's and all amphibians for that matter tend to be very messy. They are sloppy eaters and produce a lot of waste.

I would just do more water changes and possibly upgrade to a bigger filter.

I haven't had that particular canister filter, but I have heard great things about it. Many people recommend it for amphibians and turtles.

You could also put in some Mystery Snails to help clean up after the Axo. Not sure if your Axo would be interested in eating them though
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I of course make sure to take any and all food that is not eaten immediatly. Guess I will try out that cannister filter out. Are they quiet?
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The rapids is way too small for your purposes. I'd recommend you get an Eheim 2213 or, if money is tight, a cheaper make in the same capacity ballpark.


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Axolotls require very very light current. Just enough to keep the water filtered. What would everyone suggest?
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I think the Rapids filter should be fine, but if you can spare the cash - definitely get a larger one. I'm partial to the Marineland C Series.
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