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9-1-1 Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by needlefish, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. needlefish

    needlefish New Member


    My tank in my bedroom is starting to really smell. Or at least i think its my tank. 1 of my tank for sure. Suspects: 10g, 2.5g, 1g. Try sleepng in this room. Anyway what can i do to stop te smell or get rid of it? What could be causing the problem? if i dont get rid of te smell my mom is going to get rid of all my tanks for good so any help is very needed!!!

  2. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    Do you have carbon in your filters? if not that can be a cause. just move all the fish, vaccume the water out and set in new water.
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    How often do you do water changes and what are your parameters? Are vacuuming really well?

    Generally, as long as you keep up with your tank maintenance, there shouldn't be a strong odor. If you're doing that and there's still an odor, you can try carbon, but you'll have to replace it every couple of weeks.

  4. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    heres a crazy idea CRACK! A! WINDOW! and use febreeze lol and use a gravel vac or get a better filter
  5. caj1968

    caj1968 New Member

    Please don't use any spray cleaners around your tank. Your mechanical filter probably needs changed. Do frequent water changes(every day) with a new filter and that should take care of the smell.
  6. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Are you really supposed to do DAILY water changes even when you have a filter?
  7. papastew

    papastew New Member

    If I'm not mistaken you technically shouldn't need a carbon filter to take care of the smell. All carbon does is create bad habits by not making one do regular water changes. If you do regualr water changes then you should be fine.
  8. needlefish1

    needlefish1 New Member

    it was my 1g feeder bowl. i emptied it out and the smell went away soon after.

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