10-13-2010, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Odd, that it smells and you are doing that much cleaning. My tank smells just like 1077's, kinda like a moist "garden". What exactly are you smelling, as in what does the smell remind you of?? Maybe it stinks to you but maybe it's a good smell that you're simply not familiar with??? Just a thought.
Fish rug, yuck! All the more reason to have tiled and hardwood floors. I'm always amazed at how much water I get all over the place when I'm doing tank maintenance. If I had rugs when I started this hobby they would have been ripped out long ago, lol.
A little test I like to try while performing maint on my tanks is to try and keep one hand dry at all times.
It's when I end up with both hands in the tank that water get's everywhere.
With major maint(removing all decor) I place a large sheet of construction plastic on the floor in front of the tank. When finished,I simply roll /fold up the plastic and hang it outside over the porch railing until dry. Then fold/roll it up for next time.
I've actually gotten pretty good at the just one hand in the tank while keeping the other dry to hold my ciggarette.