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post #1 of 13 Old 09-14-2006, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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How to avoid that "I have a fish tank" smell

Well, what are your secrets? My tank is clean, water freshly changed...still the room smells. Anybody know a good secret?
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post #2 of 13 Old 09-14-2006, 04:32 PM
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generally if the tank smells "fishy" this is indicative of high ammonia levels...which could be directly related to your tank and it's cycling process. i would recommend having your ammonia tested and if it is high, doing small daily water changes to bring it down. high ammonia is toxic to your fish. if you havent purchased an ammonia test kit, your local fish store should test it for free.

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post #3 of 13 Old 09-14-2006, 04:33 PM
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"everything happens for a reason...the hard part is figuring out what that reason is."
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post #4 of 13 Old 09-14-2006, 04:47 PM
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do you have carbon in your fillter?
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post #5 of 13 Old 09-25-2006, 11:08 AM
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Overfeeding and rotting food can stink, but generally an aquarium won't smell if you have a more-than-adequate sized filter with carbon, and keep your water clean.

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post #6 of 13 Old 09-25-2006, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Been sailing smooth for a little while now, thank you though!
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post #7 of 13 Old 09-25-2006, 09:15 PM
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I see you hav 2 clown loaches in a 10 gallon tank!!!!!!!! I would remove them ASAP and put them in the 30 gallon. 30 gallons still isnt enough but its better than 10!

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #8 of 13 Old 09-25-2006, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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I see you hav 2 clown loaches in a 10 gallon tank!!!!!!!! I would remove them ASAP and put them in the 30 gallon. 30 gallons still isnt enough but its better than 10!
Got your message in the other thread where you said the same thing, I appreciate the advice. :D
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post #9 of 13 Old 09-25-2006, 11:12 PM
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Our tank actually smells good, I think it is the substrate that makes it smell nice and fresh (vermiculite and sand).

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-26-2006, 02:25 AM
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Nothing smelly about my aquariums (or I wouldn't want them in the house), and apparently the mature water which is high in nitrates makes great water for plants (so when you clean your aquarium, use it for your plants instead of throwing it out, because it has the 'fish fertilizer' in it.)

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