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Old 09-26-2004, 12:28 AM   #1
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First feeding of brine shrimp - now tank smells!

Hope someone can help me.... I've gone through 28 days to complete my fishless cycle on an Eclipse System 6 tank. Today I finally got 2 fancy guppies and 1 bamboo shrimp. Spent a long time today aclimating slowly to my water, etc.

I decided to give them a "treat" of frozen brine shrimp today - as kind of an "anti-stress" Also, the LFS where I got them fed all their fancy guppies brine shrimp and blood worms.

Now about 4 hours after feeding the brine shrimp - my tank has developed a SMELL. It's bad, but not absolutely horrible. But fishy, and not in a good way. Plus, leftover brine shrimp got sucked up the intake and are now stuck on the top of the carbon filter.

How do I get rid of this smell? My tank is in my cube at the office, and I need to not be offensive to my cube mates.

Please help if you can....
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change the water? I hate the smell too. What I hate about frozen foods is that they leave lots of residue.
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There must be leftover food in the tank creating the smell, and a good gravel vac is in order.

I think frozen brine shrimp might be a bit much for those guppies, because their mouths are small. Next time try a tiny quantity of frozen bloodworms, but I find that a good quality flake as a staple diet is most appreciated by guppies, just because of their small size.
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I think you might overfeed the fish. Water change will help.
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