06-22-2010, 02:47 PM
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Is it normal for my aquarium to stink?
I've been cycling my 5G for about 5 days, using two (quite large) super market shrimps to supply the ammonia. The thing is though when i open the lid it absolutely reeks, if i had to breath it in for more than a few seconds i would start to feel sick. And im not talking about having my face in the tank, when i open it it smells from a few feet away.
Im just wondering whether this is normal when cycling with shrimp and whether the waste produced by the cherry red shrimp i plan to put in it will make this horrible smell as well, or once the tanks fully up and running with the inhabitants it won't smell so bad?