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Old 11-02-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Ocean water smell....

My tank used to smell like the sea (a nice ocean smell) when I would lift the lid. It doesn't any more since I introduced 3 Turbo snails to my tank. Was it the macro algae that made it smell like that? How do I get that smell back? All my algae has been eaten by snails and is being replaced by coraline algae.

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I do what you mean by the nice ocean smell. But clean ocean water smells like pretty much nothing. You can get the smell back by leaving it alone for 2 months and let things grow out...lol. Otherwise your aquarium is actually doing better now. The only thing I can think of is if I am wrong is check the salinity levels and make sure they are accurate and have stayed the same in the aquarium. If they lowered make sure they are brought back up!

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Chances are the smell is somewhat still there you are just used to smelling it now. I believe that is how people who deal with pungent smells are able to do it, they just get used to the smell.
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