1. An appropriately sized aquarium
3. Seeded filter
4. Temperature gauge
7. Water DE chlorinator
8. Fan or chiller
When you have the necessary items to set up your tank, go ahead and set up the tank and fill it with water (use tap water or spring water; RO or distilled water are stripped of minerals and are toxic to axolotls unless you add in the minerals manually). At this time the temperature doesn't matter, in fact warmer water may speed up the cycle so no need to run a chiller or fan at this point. When you get the tank filled, plug in and start running your filter(s).
Congratulations on setting up your tank! Now we will walk you through cycling your tank.