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Old 03-24-2019, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hi I have an established 46 gallon bow front cichlid tank. I keep up on my water changes donít over feed water Parms are ph 8.1 ammonia 0 nitrites 0 nitrates 10 ppm water temp 80. About a day after my water change my tank starts to stink. Only think new is the fake wood thing in the back. From PetSmart. I took everything out except the fish and gravel to see if anything was dead nothing there checked the decor. nothing. I know when I dump the water out from the fake wood thing it stinks but not like the tank does when I open the lid. And sometimes I can smell it when I walk past the tank. Is the anyway I can really clean it with out harming the fish? Thanks
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Try some purigen. How long has it been cycled?
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:50 PM   #3
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Try some purigen. How long has it been cycled?


Itís only been cycled for 3 months
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Thatís probably the reason. Mine used to be like that when it was new. Purigen or carbon will take the smell out
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Thatís probably the reason. Mine used to be like that when it was new. Purigen or carbon will take the smell out


Okay Iíll try that. Thanks for the advice.
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Don't do deep gravel vacs if you are during your water changes
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Don't do deep gravel vacs if you are during your water changes


Okay I kinda have been. Should I just vacuum the surface?
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:18 AM   #8
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Just lightly vacuum the surface. Deep cleaning maybe throwing your tank into a mini cycle.

Only deep clean 2-3 times a year. When you do this only deep clean 1/3 of your tank. Then the next week do the next 1/3 and so on until it's finished.
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