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post #1 of 4 Old 04-29-2007, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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funky smell...need help

hello everybody! ok so here's my question. i have a 10 gallon tank. it's already cycled and done. i have a couple of fish in there. i've noticed a little bit ago, that my water just stinks. it's not like the nice earthy smell that it had in the beginning. this just reeks but really bad. i just want to know if this is normal. my water conditions are pretty normal except for my nitrate levels are a little high, but they are going down. i don't know what's going on! please help!
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-29-2007, 07:30 PM
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What inserts are in your filter? Activated Carbon filters out any smells usually. Pick up some carbon inserts and your tank smell should disappear within a few hours.

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-30-2007, 10:17 AM
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Is the water cloudy white? It's possible you might be overfeeding. How often do you vacuum the substrate?
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-30-2007, 06:06 PM
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Yes, if you keep your tank 'too clean' you end up with new tank syndrome, even if your tank isn't exactly new...

...but if that's not it...just try the carbon as suggested...

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