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post #1 of 10 Old 12-20-2008, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question My tank stinks!

I have a 75 gallon tank. It is very clean and maintained, but about 3 weeks ago I noticed that it smells really really bad. So bad that if you leave the door closed in the room that it is in for 5min and then open it the whole rooms smells. Is there anything I can do or is there a reason why all of a sudden my tank smells so bad?
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-20-2008, 05:11 PM
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Sounds like you have some ammonia buildup in your gravel. You should do some gravel stirs, as well as gravel vacuuming.

It would also help if we knew your water parameters.
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-20-2008, 08:52 PM
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do what cody says and change the filter
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-20-2008, 09:03 PM
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do what cody says and change the filter
By filter, I hope you mean filter cartridge/sponge.
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-20-2008, 11:02 PM
if you got snails, make sure they're all alive.
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-21-2008, 12:26 AM
What type of filter do you have in there?

It all started with a Beta named Constantine and a little motivation from a Albino African Clawed frog named Pinky.
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-21-2008, 07:13 AM
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i wouldnt change the filter pad until it was literally falling apart, if its clogged swish it in tank water that you take out in a water chage and if your still in the "cycling" stage i wouldnt touch it at all, period.
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-21-2008, 08:38 PM
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By filter, I hope you mean filter cartridge/sponge.
yes thats what i mean
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-22-2008, 12:12 PM
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This is also a case where carbon might help!
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-31-2008, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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I tested the water and its fine. I have narrowed it down to that it is my filter that actually stinks. I replaced the filters and the filter still smell really bad. There is carbon inside the filters, I run Penguin C filters. Any idea what could be the cause of this?
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