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I have started up a new tank and have cycled with fish. Everything is good from what I can see. Ph ammonia levels are normal and fish seem to be just fine. I did have a small heater that I believed wasn't enough to heat the tank. I was wrong and the heat shot up. Not to a critical stage but on the cusp about 80 degrees. I did lower it back down but I am curious to why this smell is coming from the tank. Its a 55 gallon tank with 2 30 gallon filters. I believe that as I lowered the temp the smell went down, either that or opening the windows did alot of good.
Originally Posted by Enzo
Are you sure this is the cause of Needhammer's odors?
A properly maintained tank with more than adequate biological and mechanical filtration should not exhibit an odor.
The only times that I can perceive an odor emanating from my tank is when I am feeding one of my home made recipes in which I have increased the garlic content.
I do not have a problem with the "suck on the end of the tube" method for starting a siphon for my tank although I would not recommend it for folks without "a bunch" of mechanical and biological filtration media which is functioning.
In order to be of any help I need to know the "flavor of the odor":
ie: rotten egg, ammonia, trash dump, etc.
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Well I guess its more of a rotten egg smell. I have two different filters one is a Penguin 150 with a biowheel and the other is a filter with the different media types. Now the tank is still cycling, so I am not sure if this will just pass by. When i get back home I will go through and test the water again.