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Andyandsue 03-05-2007 09:12 PM

Does your tank smell??
 
This is a very personal question, but does your tank smell? :wink:

I've noticed mine smells, but it's not an offensive odor. It's more like an organic smell; somewhere between algae and rich potting soil, if you can imagine that.

I did some research and apparently that is what it's "supposed" to smell like??? So my question to all of you is: What does your tank smell like?

GalaxyGirl 03-05-2007 09:15 PM

I just smelled mine (fish think im crazy now), and it kinda smells like that too. Kinda...musty? I have my temp between 79 and 81 so its VERY warm in there haha.

Andyandsue 03-05-2007 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by GalaxyGirl
I just smelled mine (fish think im crazy now), and it kinda smells like that too. Kinda...musty? I have my temp between 79 and 81 so its VERY warm in there haha.

That's sounds about right. My temp is 74-76, not quite as hot as yours. LOL

Not to change my own subject, but I want to see a photo of the bubblenest! I can't wait for mine to do his thing!

GalaxyGirl 03-05-2007 09:45 PM

Stan's was bigger, I dont know why its so small now! Galaxy is beggining to start making his, its small, but its a good step for my boy =)
Stan's: http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/934_Picture_3898_1.jpg

Sorry for the poopy quality.

Plant_Guy 03-05-2007 11:26 PM

Mine smells like potting oil and actually has a kind of herby smell as well from my Brazilian Pennywort!

musho3210 03-06-2007 05:21 PM

smells like steamy gravel. Tank is at 81 degrees f and the gravel has always smelled like chlorine or something. Maybe not as strong as chlorine but something similar, it actually smells good....

Andyandsue 03-06-2007 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by GalaxyGirl
Stan's was bigger, I dont know why its so small now! Galaxy is beggining to start making his, its small, but its a good step for my boy =)

That is so cool! I can't wait for ours to make one. The air pump that we have makes lots of bubbles on the top of the water, and I sometimes see him looking at it and it makes me wonder if he thinks it's someone else's bubblenest!

Andyandsue 03-06-2007 07:59 PM

I'm glad that the consensus is that an organic-like smell is the norm. I was a teeny-tiny bit worried. I figure if it didn't smell rotten, it should be ok, but you just never know!

daisycutter 03-07-2007 02:27 PM

mine was emitting a nasty smaell untill i found the culprit----be aware of food thats stuck on the glass above the water line


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