Axolotl Tank Cooling

tank is the World’s Best “All Axolotl Website” The Axolotl care instructions are complete, easy to understand, accurate and will not endanger the Axolotl’s life. We also explain the science behind our Axolotl care instructions. Axolotls are now Extinct in the wild. The Mexican Government will not acknowledge the fact that the Axolotl are Extinct from the Wild. The reason why the Axolotl is Extinct was a man made problem; Water Pollution (Human Waste) found in the Water. Making the water safe and clean could have been done but the Mexican Government chose to do nothing to save the Axolotl For more information Click Here  The Axolotl is also known as: Mexican Water Dragon.

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Philip Vena
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4531 Cornell Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515-2609 USA
(Near West Side of Chicago)
Phone: 1-630-390-7070 (Landline no text messages)

What do I do if my tap water is hotter than 68° degrees?
If your tap water is hotter than 68° degrees you will need an instant read thermometer. First find out what your aquarium water temperature is. Then fill you 5 gallon bucket half way with tap water then slowly add ice until the water temperature in the bucket reaches at or below your aquarium temperature. Then remove any ice that is in the bucket and pour the water in your aquarium. Repeat the process until your aquarium water level is full.

Can I use ice bottles to keep the temperature down? 
Please do not use ice bottles, you will kill your Water Dragon (Axolotl). Changing temperature rapidly is an easy way to kill your Water Dragon than if you maintain a high stable temperature. Ice bottles cause the temperature to go down too fast. After the ice melts the temperature will begin to climb back up once again. This is a very effective way to kill your Water Dragon because the temperature changes are too fast.

What is the best location for a Water Dragons – Axolotl tank?
When choosing a location for your Water Dragons – Axolotl tank you need to take into consideration some very important factors. First being that the water temperature must remain below 68° any higher and your Water Dragons – Axolotl will die. The best temperature for an Axolotl is at 57° to 68°. If you maintain 68° temperature you can expect a long life for your Axolotl.  You need to keep your tank away from direct sunlight; heat registers because they are a source of heat. Do not use a tank light because that is another source of heat. The perfect environment for your Water Dragons – Axolotl is a basement (below ground level) especially if it is not heated. If you do not have a basement; I would recommend that you use a non-contact laser thermometer to help you find the coldest location in your house, apartment, or dormitory. If you cannot maintain a temperature of below 68° degree then you need to buy either Aquarium Cooling Fans or an aquarium Water Chiller for a 10 gallon tank. Just Google “Aquarium Water Chiller 10 gallon” or look on Carigslist “Aquarium Water Chiller”.

Aquarium Cooling Fans

Water Chiller

Nova Tec Products; CoolWorks Microchiller

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MicroChiller for Nano-Reef Tanks or Small Aquariums

The MicroChiller provides a cooling solution for small aquariums that require cooler temperatures. The MicroChiller not only solves the cooling problem inherent in small aquariums applications. The MicroChiller uses solid-state heat pump technology, so there is no messy freon leaks or compressors that make irritating noises, which sets it apart from conventional chillers. Because the MicroChiller has so few moving parts, when used properly, it will provide trouble-free operation for many years. This compact chiller can chill bring down the temperature 4 to 6 degrees in a 10 gallon aquarium.
Dimensions (L x W x H): 5″ x 5″ x 10″

CW1131 CoolWorks Microchiller $176.99

CW1113 CoolWorks Proportional Temperature Controller (Iceprobe) $69.49

Or you can

Making a low cost Water Chiller; just click the link below:

Click Here for DIY Link – Water Chiller


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