01-18-2014, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by willow
hello and welcome.
sometimes aquariums get a garden pond kinda smell,but i wouldn't
call it a stench ?? the brown/ yellow colour to your water will be the wood,
some people don't mind it. me myself can't stand it…i will not hurt your fish,
and it will lessen with time,and water changes,you may do a water change
while doing the cycle,however do not touch the filter,as this is where your
bacteria colony are growing,like in the substrate and on decor/plants.
live plants help the tank,so if you have live ones it's a good thing,
also if you have any friends with an aquarium,ask them for a donation
from their filter,and you could be up and running sooner.
Yes, that is the smell I am talking about. I guess I am not use to it because I have never had a freshwater aquarium since I was around 10 years old. I am use to saltwater aquariums but ever since I started dating my girlfriend two years ago, I couldn't afford the saltwater and her at the same time
but I sure am glad to get back into it again but just dealing with freshwater for now. Thank you for your advise…You were a very big help. Have you ever boiled your drift wood?