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Old 08-04-2009, 09:42 PM   #1 
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Cloudy water and foul smell from top fin ornament?

I put Sparkles in his own 2 gal on Sunday. Coming home from work today I found him with a big bubble nest and cloudy water. Water change was not scheduled until tomorrow, but I did it before dinner, it was that bad. The water smelled kind of like rotten eggs, and the cause seemed to be the little bridge ornament made by TopFin. I went ahead and soaked everything in very hot water for 10 min with a large dose of salt. Hope that did the trick. Issy's tank was Ok so his water gets changed tomorrrow. I remember having read a thread in which somebody else complained about this same problem but I can't find it. Can this be a coincidence?
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:17 PM   #2 
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I'm not sure about the cloudy issue, but could the water conditioner be the smell?
I use Prime and it does have a rotten eggs or sulfur smell to it.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:24 PM   #3 
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I use Prime too, but I have never had problems like this before and Issy's tank was OK. Not quite the same smell too. I don't know... maybe I'll just have to watch and see if it happens again. I would hate to take that little bridge out- he absolutely loves to hang out under it.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:28 AM   #4 
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I posted something about my tank getting really disgusting with this white slimy stuff on my gravel and ornaments, but I doubt that was the post.. Anyways, my white stuff (that did smell like rotten eggs) eventually went away after a complete water change and addition of a filter.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:36 AM   #5 
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hmm, stumps me. i would suggest what everyone else said, change it and see.
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