02-13-2010, 02:19 AM
| || | Horrific Odor
As the title states, the odor emitting from my Freshwater Aquarium is rancid. Simply put, it smells like sulfur (rotten eggs). I come home from work late at night and upon entering my house the smell hits me like a ton of bricks. I am quite sure that this odor in larger volumes can be enough to take out a small village
Ok, enough of the silly comments. I did a 50% water change yesterday and another 25% water change today. The 50% water change was done using my gravel vac and it kinda helped. But for the past few days the water in the tank has been cloudy (white). I am seriously ready to start from scratch because of this new found odor. Now the tank has been cycling for about 2 weeks with only 2 Blue Gouramis. They look as if they are holding up fine, but I am worried that they won't make it through the week. Last thing I want is to have them deal with the issue at hand and 'hope' that they survive. It'll be pure torture if I don't find a solution to this issue.
I have been testing the ammonia daily for the past few days and it's coming up as 0.25. I have also been testing the nitrites and nitrates and they are somewhat low (can't think of the exact number off the top of my head). For what it's worth I am conditioning the water using Kordon AmQuel Plus and NovAqua Plus. As most of you have already noticed, I am a complete newb to the freshwater aquarium world. By the way, I had posted a thread about excessive air bubbles/foaming on the water surface in my tank. Since the 50% water change the bubbles/foam have gone down considerably.
I am at my wits end researching a solution to this problem and I am hoping that someone on this great forum can chime in and offer some helpful advice to the issue at hand.
Last edited by rebelson; 02-13-2010 at 02:22 AM..