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RickR

Fish water
 
When your fish water smells does that indicate it needs a water change?

Dano

Re: Fish water
 
A light earthy smell is natural(like fresh garden soil).....A strong musty or fishy smell indicates a lot of decay......Do 10 to 15% water changes every other day for four times.....Vacuum up all debris and lightly stir the gravel.....Rinse the filter material every time......

RickR

Re: Fish water
 
Thanks Dano I do think it is decay

Dano

Re: Fish water
 
After a couple of water changes you might run some activated carbon....Watch the debris build up and re think your feeding routine.

RickR

Re: Fish water
 
I always have activated carbon in

Dano

Re: Fish water
 
How often do you change it out?

RickR

Re: Fish water
 
every 3-4 weeks

alan j t

Re: Fish water
 
how often do you do a water change?

RickR

Re: Fish water
 
every week

alan j t

Re: Fish water
 
sounds good
the only time my water smelled a little murky was when i has oscars
and my roomates would overfeed them

RickR

Re: Fish water
 
Changed the carbon out, did a water change, stopped feeding for a day, and my water seems better but still a little smelly. I guess it is good enough fish will always have some sort of smell

alan j t

Re: Fish water
 
do you gravel vac?

if you cant smell it when you walk in your house then you should be fine.
all my tanks smell a little murky,but only if my nose is 2 inches from the water line

RickR

Re: Fish water
 
yea i gravel vac. The water seems to be back to normal thanks for all the help guys


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