what smells so bad????

saltman1120

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i was cleaning my tank today and noticed that the water smells really really really bad!! what dopes this mean? i have lots of cyno algea groin all of a sudden too. what is causing this? i change water weekly lights on for 6 to 7 hours use a turkey baster to blow the rocks off once or twice a week about 400 gph of flow, feed lightly once in the morning. what could it be from.
 

saltman1120

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30 gallon with 45 pounds of LR,its a skiltter 250 (skimmer,filter combo) the water parms are all zero ph at 8.2
7 fish,blood shrimp,sally crab,scotter blenny,4 diffrent mushrooms,bubble coral,2 other soft corals not sure the name polups,7 hermits,10 snails has been up for 9 months
 

BLKTANG

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with 7 fish i'd be willing to bet that you are overfeeding.Its better to feed tiny ammounts 2-3 times a day rather than a handfull once a day.
 

slumpysix

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Tanks do create a smell factor in the home. Doing reg. water changes help. Add some carbon in a media bag in your sump/filter, and change your media floss if you have any like every week, that will help alot. Cut down on the feeding. Some corals and especially LR generate some foulness.
 

SSalty

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Also, what do you expect. You have a piece of the ocean in your living room. It may not smell like peaches.
 

sabbath

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12206812#post12206812 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by SSalty
Also, what do you expect. You have a piece of the ocean in your living room. It may not smell like peaches.

If is stinks like the ocean, There is something dead. I have found.
 

Magnus6208

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dead snails

dead snails

In the past, whenever I have noticed a smell or a bit of cyano...I usually can find a dead snail somewhere.
 

jmpearso

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Check behind the tank, maybe some snails crawled out or a fish jumped out and its stinkin up behind the tank? Just a far fetched Idea...
 

reefergeorge

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Re: dead snails

Re: dead snails

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12206901#post12206901 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Magnus6208
In the past, whenever I have noticed a smell. I usually can find a dead snail somewhere.

Same here. And when you remove the snail. WOW what a smell.
I had some very large turbos die, and it was nasty.
 

Aquarist007

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12206833#post12206833 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by sabbath
If is stinks like the ocean, There is something dead. I have found.

I agree--there is no odour coming from my tank at all
 

saltman1120

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i just remembered about a big turbo in there ihavnt seen it in a while wonder if the sally got ahold of it? might have to to some searching tomar.
 

ReidiLoverLinds

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i second the dead snail smell. WOAH. worse than anything. Your biofilter can build up enough to handle a dead snail... mine did and i found it when it was already pretty rotten. good luck snail hunting... dont smell it when you take it out!
 

reefergeorge

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12208289#post12208289 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ReidiLoverLinds
dont smell it when you take it out!

How is he supposed to know if it's dead?? Give it a smell.
 
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