New here and my tank smells!
Well here goes. I have a 55 gallon tank with a Fluval 405 and somewhat of a newbie to owning an aquarium.
I have never had an aquarium of this size before and was defiantly looking forward to the challenge. I was all excited today to get this underway I have everything I need, set the tank up, filled the tank, and turned the filter on.
Unfortunately it was at that moment I realized that I never emptied out my filter almost 2 months ago when I stopped using the it from when I had turtles. All of a sudden the entire room smelt like dead decaying death of stagnant water that has been sitting in my filter.
I realize since everything is dead in the filter I will have to start over with the filter. I flushed the filter with hot water I have done a couple of water changes but the stench just wont go away what can I do to rectify this? Or will it go away once the filter is up and running again?