Build your hiding places

or / and buy them

Always use to paste your hiding places or other decorative items of special glue , special aquarium silicone or silicone neutral (not putty I have good writing often transparent silicone or never white black it contains additives office) without additives so if there has an anti-fungal not even worth it. If in doubt for beginners take the safest if you are unsure. These hiding places are made either with coconuts or 10 cm diameter pvc pipes. covered with sand or pebbles but always special aquarium silicone to hold the elements. the bottom of the pipe has been cut and sanded here, but you can very well leave it whole. Alternatively, drill multiple holes, using a drill, your pipe so you can attach moss, riccia or other plants by passing the fixing wires from one hole to another

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fabriquer cachettes pour axolotls

Nathalie C

fabriquer cachettes pour axolotls

Nothing prevents you from covering your hiding places with vegetation for a very discreet appearance, the hiding place will be hidden.

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In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

I also nested two coconuts one inside the other to offer a more spacious hiding place, by making holes in the bottom of one of the two. Above all, remember to boil the coconuts and pebbles well, wash the sand and the pipes well. Sand each edge of the pipes or coconut, because your axos have a very tender skin, without scales to protect it, and a very fragile veil.

In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

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It is also very easy to cover a pvc pipe with pebbles.

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fabriquer cachettes pour axolotls

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Thanks to Julie Mbw for sharing her photos with us for making a hiding place:

Cover a tupperware (plastic intended for food use) with pebbles purchased as you wish in a garden center, etc.
Glue these pebbles with special aquarium silicone. Practice the opening (s) before gluing them.

fabriquer cachettes pour axolotls

Here is a brilliant invention !! With a food-grade plastic allowing its immersion in our aquariums without danger. Well obviously not to go into kitsch decoration but if possible using natural colors (achievable thanks to the primary colors available on the links below. Do not make creations that are too small so that your axolotls cannot ingest them and suffocate them with or risk an occlusion! You are free to create or repair whatever you want in your aquarium!

In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

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plastique modelable décos aquarium
colorant plastique moulable

Hiding places and decorations on purchase

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