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Old 06-07-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Why do my tanks smell?

My fish tanks have recently started to smell really bad. I cleaned them yesterday and they still smell? How can I eliminate the smell?
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My fish tanks have recently started to smell really bad. I cleaned them yesterday and they still smell? How can I eliminate the smell?
Activated carbon .
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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I used activated carbon and it still smells terrible.
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I used activated carbon and it still smells terrible.
Like only smells when your by it or the whole room?
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Whole room and half the basement.
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Maybe over feeding? Decaying food? How often to you do water changes?
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I've been feeding a lot less since it started smelling and I change 75% a week
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Ok. What size is the tank? What kind of fish do you have, and how many are in there? Some fish are obviously messy than others. Just trying to find the root of the problem to help out, sorry for all the questions.
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Ok. What size is the tank? What kind of fish do you have, and how many are in there? Some fish are obviously messy than others. Just trying to find the root of the problem to help out, sorry for all the questions.
No it's fine but a 55 gallon tank with 5 medium sized fancy goldfish two bristlenose plecos and two ghost shrimp.
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Goldfish are messy fish, I forgot to mention how much filtration you have. That could be playing a factor. Hopefully someone else can chime in here. I'm not sure why you would be having such a bad smell from the tank that you can smell it from other areas of the house from your information that you've given.
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