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Old 12-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
 
smelly fish tank

hello my tank is smelling up my room. i checked ammonia nitrate and nitrite and they were all normal. i looked for anything dead in it and nothing is dead. i changed the water and it worked for a day and then went back to the same way. i have cleaned out the filter pads and it stayed the same. i have not added anything to the tank either. i dont know what else to do. my ph is at 6.8 to 7.0 if that has anything to do with it
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
 
What fish food are you using? I have noticed a smell sometimes when I feed NLS and Hikari. Be sure not to overfeed. Did you vacuum the gravel during the water change?
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
 
i use aqueon fish flakes and omega one veggie flakes, not sure thats the name or what. i did vacum the gravel
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:20 AM   #4
 
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Look for hydrogen sulfide if it smells like rotten eggs.
do a deep gravel cleaning and see if there may be issues under the gravel (black spots)
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:56 AM   #5
 
Another thing to check if it is a fishy smell, look around the rim of the aquarium for any fish food that may be there. I had some get on the center brace of one of my aquariums. Two days latter it had the worst odor.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #6
 
When my aquarium began to smell, adding carbon into my filters fillable filter cartrage seemed to help alot. (just ask my mom)
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