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To stink or not to stink...
I live in a very arid and dry climate here in Idaho and so we are not use to alot of humidity. My fish tank adds quite a bit of humidity to the house as well as gives off a slight odor (some people smell it, I don't really). So...
My first concern is the odor, it really does not smell that bad, but are there any tricks to eliminate the odors?
Also does anyone have a glass lid on there aquarium? I just have a few things hanging off the back of the tank (phosphate reactor, skimmer, canister hoses) and I am wondering what is the best way to control all of this?
Eat lots of beans. lol No, on the serious side, an aquarium does have a slight odor, especially heathy ones. Unhealthy tanks reak a vile stench. Be happy that your tanks are healthy. (and feed your guests some beans).
Charcoal will help eliminate odor, but it doesn't work for long before you need to use more. What does it smell like? My tank smells kind of earthy, like a plant in potting soil. If it smells fishy, I would think a water change might be in order.
...I'm a big fan of charcoal just for that reason...
...my tank still smells tankish...but in a good way...nothing overwhelming or that you can smell from any distance...
My tank also has a very "earthy" smell, not fishy or lake-like. I do have a lid on it though. As long as the odor isn't foul, I imagine any ol' lid should do the trick. Not to mention it keeps anything unwanted out of the tank.
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