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Old 11-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #11 
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I got curious and sniffed my own tank... it smells nice! and I havent done a water change for ageeeees XD

but you know what smells reallllly bad? my drawer with all the fish food and supplies ... blehhhh
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:11 PM   #12 
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The tote that we keep all the fish stuff in smells like mouse/ferret/Ginnie pig wood chips. Everything you ever get from a pet store has that smell.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #13 
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My fish tank has a slight fishy scent but you only notice if you pretty much suck water up your nose. I think a good deep gravel change and maybe 2 times a week 50% change until you can get the smell down again. Maybe give your wife a good gravel cleaning lessons with the vac. My cousin did that with her tank recently. Half heartedly cleaned the gravel and then got a massive ammonia spike.

aokashi...so does my drawer. It smells like my NLF fish food turned into a town stead of stink. That stuff smells rank, soooo fishy. GAH and the old heaters and plastic plants >.<
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #14 
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I have a cabinet of fish supplies. Old filter, a bag or two of old gravel that I'm hesitant to throw away, some food (just treats, like shrimp and bloodworms) test kit and the bucket and vac I use for water changes. Peeeyew!

But, really vacuum the gravel and up your changes to 2 50% changes a week. That's what you should be doing anyway, unless your tank is cycled. Which, I have a feeling it isn't.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #15 
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No. The tank hasn't even gotten going with the cycling yet. Last Sunday, it seemed to have a TEENY amount of ammonia.. but barely registrable.
We'll get the water changed twice a week now and see if that makes a difference.
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Hmmm.. I realized that if I throw a plant into a stinky water, it usually stops stinkyfying after a while. (I'm talking about stinky worm cultures....)

maybe try an elodea or something if you can find it in the LPS?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #17 
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It could be cyanobacteria,aka as blue/green algae. Blue/green algae smells like a swamp, and grows in sheets that range in colors from blue/green to black it's nasty stuff.
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No. The tank hasn't even gotten going with the cycling yet. ...
My UNcycled tanks stank. My cycled tanks smelled like a freshwater wetlands. That's one of the reasons I cycled ALL my tanks...even the 3g and 2.5g ones.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #19 
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My unfiltered 2.5 gallon smells awful when I do water changes. It smells like sulfur or something. I haven't been able to figure out what it is, but I think it's the gravel. It's a different brand than I use in my 5 gallon. I also recently started using that gravel in my girl's one gallon tank, and that starting to stink, too. It's not poop, though, because I use a gravel vac every time and I do 100% changes on my 1 gal. and clean out the gravel real good. It could be your gravel or plastic decorations or something.
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My unfiltered 2.5 gallon smells awful when I do water changes. It smells like sulfur or something. I haven't been able to figure out what it is, but I think it's the gravel. It's a different brand than I use in my 5 gallon. I also recently started using that gravel in my girl's one gallon tank, and that starting to stink, too. It's not poop, though, because I use a gravel vac every time and I do 100% changes on my 1 gal. and clean out the gravel real good. It could be your gravel or plastic decorations or something.
That sulfur smell could be caused from anaerobic pockets in your gravel, and that perhaps you might need to investigate.
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