Putting a dryer sheet over the opening of a fish tank - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 09-16-2011, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Question Putting a dryer sheet over the opening of a fish tank

I keep my 2 gallon betta fish tank clean, filter for a little every other day and partial water changes each week, but it still gives off a little smell. I live in a small dorm room and it gives the place a slight odor. Can I put a dryer sheet over the opening in the top to absorb the smell? I would assume oxygen still passes through the sheet.
Any thoughts?
dosydos22 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-16-2011, 08:10 PM
Member
 
BarbH's Avatar
 
I personally would not risk it, even with it not being in the water, if it was to fall in the chemicals in the dryer sheet could be very harmful to your fish. I also would be concerned that it might release chemicals over the water which would dissolve in the water.
BarbH is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-16-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Yeah thats what I was thinking, I'm going to research it more.
Thanks!
dosydos22 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 09-16-2011, 08:43 PM
Member
 
BarbH's Avatar
 
your welcome, and also welcome to TFK
BarbH is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 09-16-2011, 09:21 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
I wouldn't take a chance with that either. I'm wondering why you have an odor tho?? Do you have any dead plants or a dead snail in there?

Welcome to TFK

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 09-18-2011, 04:06 PM
Member
 
Nubster's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romad View Post
I wouldn't take a chance with that either. I'm wondering why you have an odor tho?? Do you have any dead plants or a dead snail in there?

Welcome to TFK
Me too. There should be no odor. I keep a 75g tank in my dinning/living room for years and it never had any odor.
Nubster is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
QT New Fish Before Putting Them In Main Tank eileen Tropical Fish Diseases 1 04-18-2010 12:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome