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Old 11-14-2009, 12:51 AM   #151
 
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Okay, i will read it.

BTW i am leaving tmrw and will be back by the end of next week but i will be in touch with u guys from thr also. The tanks will be taken by my younger sister.

Qt is running with internal filter and top filter with ceramic rings. Display tank is running with protein skimmer, live rock and live sand. though no copepods have been seen yet. it might take sometime.

Damsel is doing fine.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:54 PM   #152
 
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Hey guys, i am out of my city.

Just to discuss that 2 powerheads would be too much in 10 gallon QT, i think 1 internal filter powerhead and 1 top filter powerhead,
The smell was coming back, i think u guys helped a lot specially Pasfur, i am really grateful to him, but my basic problem remains thr, the stink which is not solved till date. It goes when i run zeolite stone, ceramic rings or activated carbon but comes back after 48hrs when they are removed. Its 3rd month of my tank. God help me. I am really depressed friends.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:42 PM   #153
 
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This is just unheard of. I need a brainstorming session on this. Does anyone have any ideas on what is causing this smell?

What is the ammonia test result?
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:36 PM   #154
 
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This is just unheard of. I need a brainstorming session on this. Does anyone have any ideas on what is causing this smell?

What is the ammonia test result?
I didn't read the WHOLE thread, but didnt someone attribute this to the high temp? Didn't see anyone disagree which is why I bring this up. (I have absolutely no exp btw)
And the OP said the carbon removed the smell, can't there be something in the tank bringing it back?

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:45 AM   #155
 
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How can i ckh ammonia now, i am out of city will be back on 24th, but last i checked it was almost nothing 0.5ppm or not even that, d ammonia vanished within seconds. Read earlier posts.

Is thr a temp. concern, may be india is hot and humid. It will go beyond 100deg f during summer.

Temp stays almost 85 deg farhenheit most of the times.

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Old 11-17-2009, 07:13 AM   #156
 
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How is your Protein Skimmer working? How often are you emptying the Skimmer?

How new is the Live Rock? Was it cured?

I am still in belief that the tank is going through mini-cycles every time you remove the filter, then put it back on, then remove it again. I think that there is a certain amount of ammonias and dissolved organics that get mixed into the system (from the changing between filter and no filter), and bacteria die-off as a result of this.
Every time you use the carbon it is absorbing these organics and what not, just as a carbon filter on a tap system makes your water taste better.

I think you should run carbon almost religously, but make sure you clean the carbon out religously as well.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:34 AM   #157
 
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pasfur reply : plz start brain storming session at the immediately.

Wake49 reply: Protein skimmer no output only plain water white foam.
Live rock was stinking slightly when bought earlier. Mentioned on 1st page of this thread.
Okay might be mini cycle. Wat abt. activated carbon running religiously? R u telling me to run it 24hrs. Everyday.Or for how long?
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:31 AM   #158
 
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You need to adjust that Protein Skimmer so that it is producing a thick brown muck in the collection cup. This is called Skimmate. Good Skimmate is coffee colored or maybe a little lighter, and kind of thick in texture. And it smells, when you empty the collection cup.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:19 PM   #159
 
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TerryAnn mentioned that hydrogen sulfide could be causing the smell. That is certainly possible, but the hydrogen sulfide would have to originate from somewhere. Possibly die off in the sand? Or rock? Could the rock have been live, then dry, then placed in water again? Perhaps some life still inside the live rock dying? A dirty sponge filter could smell of hydrogen sulfide. If there was an undergravel filter plate and the water flow was cut off, then hydrogen sulfide smell would certainly happen. Has water flow been cut off in some way? On this top fin, have you turned it on and then off and then on and then off? If water became stagnant and was turned back on you would get a hydrogen sulfide smell.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:47 PM   #160
 
I noticed above you also mentioned the live rock smelled a bit when you bought it, so I am thinking it was not fully cured.....when I bought mine, I had no odor at all.
and am wondering since I deal with India all the time (Mumbai and Delhi most) I know that power outages and power irregularities are common ....unless in your part of India this is less common...we don't have many imports from Kolkata so am not sure of this region...., so am wondering if this added to the stink, adding more die off on the rock?

1) very warm temp (from your earlier posts)
2) uncured live rock
3) possible power outage or outages and irregularities.

I could see the above adding to the smell ?

Maybe try and rearrange your live rock, lift it and maybe move the sand under it.

Just a thought
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