How to make a Safe Axolotl Tank

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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At we do not recommend that you use Sand or Gravel in your tank. Sand and Gravel is the number one killer of Water Dragons – Axolotls because they will eat it and they will die from eating it. If you think it is safe for an Axolotl to eat sand then it must be safe for human to eat sand too. Try eating a 1/2 cup of Sand every day and lets see how long you live.  Click Here – To See How To Make A Safe Axolotl Tank

Get The Proper Information Before Getting Your Water Dragon
Tella May 30, 2017

I am a costumer of Philip Vena from and I got my beautiful water dragon in March. I was very happy with my water dragon but he was not happy with me. I made many mistakes with my water dragon because I chose to listen to people who call themselves “experts” on axolotls. I would study my axolotl carefully and noticed my axolotl would get ill a lot because I was following websites like All of the information posted on that site is posted by random axolotl owners and not actual professional breeders like Philip Vena himself. I highly encourage any axolotl owner to follow the proper care instructions on The breeder Philip Vena has had experience with these creatures since 2001. He’s bred hundreds of water dragons. He has high knowledge of these animals. I was thankful because he responded to a phone call a few days ago and saved my axolotl. gave me a lot of false information and I was stressing my poor axolotl out to death. I put filters and aeration tubes that were stressing my axolotl. I also over fed him. Philip helped me by explaining everything I had to do immediately to save my axolotl. Please learn from my mistakes. If you’re making any of these mistakes please check the care instructions on or call Philip Vena himself if the damage is too much.
I hope this can help somebody!
Everyone is an Axolotl Expert on the Internet?
An Axolotl expert, is now an ordinary person sitting at home, beaming Axolotl advice over the Internet to anyone who wants help. Thousands of such ordinary people have signed up to wear the label of online Axolotl expert. Just because someone says something doesn’t mean it’s true. I see a lot of Axolotl questions being asked with wrong information being transmitted.
They are participating in a new breed of Web site that tries to match people who have questions with people who think they know the answers. However, many of the post may not fact. Some of this information is harmless. Some of the information is completely wrong. False and can lead to the death of an Axolotl.
In a connected world, no-one can be called an Axolotl expert in absolute terms. The best way is to let the quality of the writing speak for itself. Is the sources credible? Is the language clear? These are things to look out for in digesting information. The easier it is for us to access information, the more careful and critical we should be when selecting and processing it.

Doing a 90% water change (one per week) you do not need a filter for a 10 Gallon Aquarium

Wash the slate to remove any dust or dirt that may be on it. Then let it dry before installing it.

You can have your slate cut at a home improvement center like Home Depot or Lowes. Bring your tank with you to the home improvement center so that they can cut the slate to fit inside diameter of your tank. The best way to cut the slate is with a wet saw. Make sure that there is ¼ less than actual size. Put the cut slate in boiling water for 20 minutes to remove any bacteria, dust and dirt that may be on the slate. After the slate has cooled and is dry you need to mark the outside of the tank with a dry eraser where the two pieces meet. Then caulk the seam where the two pieces of slate meet to prevent Axolotl’s waste from going under the slate. Now caulk all four sides of the slate. Let dry for the time listed on the caulking tube before adding any water. Its better to give too much time for the caulk to dry than too little time.


Buy DAP 100% Silicone Rubber Sealant at SEARS. It must state “Safe for food contact”



Apply the sealant around the aquarium and on the line where the two pieces of slate will meet.


Now put both pieces of slate in the aquarium and use your finger to press the sealant into the gap around the tank. Make sure that the two pieces of slate are tightly butted together.

Allow 72 hours (the longer the better) for sealant to dry


Using a box cutter and a razor blade scraper to remove any excess sealant from inside glass.


Put the aquarium background on


Tools needed


To make a cave use 4 inch wide plastic pipe cut to 6 inches long


Use the sealant to attach round stones




Use the sealant at the base of the plastic plant and attached round stones



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