How to keep your saltwater fish tank from stinking?

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    giorgio2496

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    My parents always complain that the fish tank stinks. How can i make it so it doesn't stink?
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    It stinks??? Are they shoving their noses' into hand full of your sand bed?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Is it stinking because its cycling,or what?
    It shouldnt be doing that otherwise.
     
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    ltljoker The Great Tang Herder

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    I have 2 90 gallon salt tanks sitting in my living room. Unless you actually pull a rock out or jump into my tank you wouldnt be able to smell them. So i wouldnt know why your was stinky. Maybe one of your fish jumped out and is rotting:death: behind your tank or somthing. Any missing fish :question:
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    It may be your parents are like my girlfriend and they just get pissed whenever you spend $$$ on your tank and they just want it gone so they claim it smells.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It shouldn't stink.

    There are reasons why it could -- something dead or dying in the water, your your live rock is curing... But in a normal, established, healthy tank, there shouldn't be a smell.

    You could try running carbon to get rid of the smell.
     
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    Gatorzone19 55g Reef

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    +1 on the carbon.
     
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    Yeah, I agree with everyone above. I have never smelled any thing foul and none of my friends have either. I think if there is a smell then that's a sign of something being wrong. May be something dead or dying. I would do a larger than usual water change and get a canister filter and run carbon for about week.
     
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    how is your skimmer, those start to stink if they havent been cleaned in a while, also carbon should do the trick. make sure nothing has died, and check your ammonia levels
     
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    meshman10 "YA CANT FIX STUPID"

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    your parents don't like YOUR hobby no way it stinks.. less its dead..
     
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    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

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    try the carbon like mentioned above or do a couple water changes over time
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Noseplugs.

    LOL Mine have never smelled, except when I haven't cleaned the skimmer (speaking of which...).
     
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    dcantucson

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    :lol: :lol: wonton
     
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    fishsticks No clue about reefs

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    check your shoes for :pooh:
     
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    ndepratt Equipment Junkie

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    check your water quality... what are your params?
     
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    It shoud smell like seawater and nothing more.
     
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    ndepratt Equipment Junkie

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    i find that polo by ralph lauren has a good smell to it when added to the aquarium.
     
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    Which one? Black, green, ...there are so many!
     
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