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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:46 am Post subject: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 from  past  2  weeks  my  150g  cichlid  tank  has  developed  foul  smell.  The  tank  was  setup  in  May  and  I  siphon  70%  water  with  dirt  every  week.  The  tank  dint  smell  so  bad  initially  but  from  past  2  weeks  it  has  got  a  very  bad  odor  but  the  water  looks  clear.  
 
 Current  stocking:
 8-Peacock(4m,4f)  -  3~4"
 3-Red  Kadango(1m,2f)  -  4"
 4-Blue  Dolphin  -  3~4"
 4-N.Venustus  -  2.5"
 7-Yellow  Lab  -  2"
 2-Albino  Pleco  -  2.5"
 
 Filtration:  Dolphin  C-1600(cleaning  once  a  month)  and  Resun  1500l/hr  internal  filter(cleaning  once  weekly)
 Is  this  normal  or  is  due  to  any  other  reason?  Any  suggestions  to  correct  this  is  appreciated.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:00 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 what  are  you  feeding  them  ?  and  how  many  times  ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:02 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 Check  your  tank  to  see  if  all  your  fish  are  intact,  you  might  see  some  missing.  If  so  remove  the  dead  fish   and  do  a  water  change.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:45 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 @Ranjitpai:  I  feed  Hikari  Cichlid  gold  as  staple  twice  a  day,fresh  market  prawns  on  weekends  and  no  feeding  on  thursdays  and  I  feed  them  as  much  as  they  can  take  in  2  mins  with  no  pellets  sinking  to  bottom  or  float.
 
 @Prem:  There  are  no  fish  missing,  so  its  not  the  smell  of  rotten  carcass.
 
 1  day  after  the  last  WC  smell  had  reduced  but  2  days  later  the  smell  is  again  strong.  Can  foul  smell  be  because  of  lack  of  biological  filtration?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:54 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 Foul  smell  is  primarily  due  to  dead  rotting  fish  in  the  tank  and/or  failure  of  bio  filteration.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:06 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 its  lack/failure  of  bio  filtration  as  i  guessed.  
 
 I  have  a  eheim  2217  with  50%  ceramic  rings  cycling  my  65  g  tank  where  i  am  planning  to  put  a  juvi  FH.  So  I  got  2  options
 1.  Put  2217  in  addition  to  dolphin  C1600  for  the  150g  and  put  top  filter  to  65g  or  
 2.  Swap  dolphin  with  2217  so  that  150g  has  2217  and  65g  has  dolphin.
 
 Which  would  be  better?Or  any  other  idea??
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:17 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 Option#2  sounds  good  to  me.  Get  your  150G  cichlid  tank  on  Eheim,  if  possible  add  another  2217  or  any  other  power  filter.
 Your  FH  can  do  with  Dolphin.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:25 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 @Yogesh:  ok,  ill  add  eheim  to  150g  but  getting  one  more  2217  is  not  possible  as  of  now  Sad   
 
 thanks  for  suggestions.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:33 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 IMO...  you'll  have  to  redo  the  whole  tank  this  time.  clean  the  whole  tank  and  restart  (if  its  not  planted)  Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:44 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

                                                   
garothmaan  wrote  (View  Post):                
IMO...  you'll  have  to  redo  the  whole  tank  this  time.  clean  the  whole  tank  and  restart  (if  its  not  planted)  Smile                

 Good  that  you  added  IMO  there,  Garothmaan.  Smile  
 
 No  need  to  nuke  entire  tank  &  recycle  it  again.  Once  effective  Bio-Filteration  restarts  supported  with  water-change,  bad  odour  will  be  gone  off  within  few  hours.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:46 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 Chetan.
 
 You  mentioned  that  you  clean  the  Dolphin  C-1600  once  a  month.  Did  the  smell  start  after  this  monthly  cleaning?  You  cleaning  might  have  somehow  wiped  out  the  bacteria  colony.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:08 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 Do  you  have  algae  growing  in  the  tank?
 
 What  is  your  source  water?
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 I  feel  because  of  rainy  season  its  happening  if  no  fish  is  missing.  i  also  get  bad  smell  after  feeding.   May  be  Humidity  plays  some  role  here.   Thts  my  opinion.   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:57 pm Post subject: Re: Reason for foul smell Reply with quote

 There  are  two  kinds  of  bad  smeel.  Each  has  its  own  causes  and  fix.
 One  is  from  death  and  decay  the  other  from  high  level  of  amonia.
 If  its  Amonia  it  will  smell  like  a  public  Toilet.
 
 This  is  normal  in  a  new  tank  but  should  not  be  there  after  4-8  weeks  of  having  your  tank  setup.
 Cleaning  everything  and  starting  from  scratch  may  not  be  a  very  bright  idea.
 
 Instead  I  would  recomend  the  following
 
 a.  Right  Now  Bacteria.  Smell  will  vanish  in  8  hours  search  my  old  posts.
 
 b.  Borrow  a  Filter  or  some  sand  from  a  well  established  tank.  Add  this  to  your  filter.
 
 c.  On  your  internal  filter  have  2-3  cans.  Those  black  canisters  they  plug  on  under  the  power  head.  When  you  clean  your  filter  never  clean  all  the  canisters  in  one  shot.  i.e.  first  week  clean  only  the  top  canister.  Leaving  those  below  it  untouched.  Then  next  week.  Clean  the  bottom  canister  but  dont  touch  the  top.  But  adopting  this  method  you  are  not  wiping  out  your  complete  bacteria  every  time  you  clean  your  filter.  Adding  some  activated  carbon  either  from  cuting  open  an  Ehin  pack  or  from  Aqua  guard  will  also  help.  Both  are  arround  the  same  price  I  prefer  the  Ehin  because  the  carbon  pieces  are  larger.
 
 Another  trick  I  have  is  buy  square  blocks  of  Sponge  from  shop  7  Bucks  a  block  cut  it  into  strips.  ANd  wrap  this  around  the  canister  of  your  filter.  Or  just  wedge  the  block  between  your  canister  and  the  glass.  The  bacteria  colony  will  start  to  grow  in  this  sponge.  And  you  have  a  shit  load  of  surface  area  of  moving  water  and  cells  for  the  bacteria.  This  mod  will  give  you  more  Bio  Filteration  than  any  filter  I  have  seen  on  the  market.  The  filter  may  not  look  nice  so  hide  it  with  some  drift  wood  or  plants.  If  you  use  sponge  like  this  then  you  can  wash  your  complete  filter  because  the  bacteria  is  also  in  the  sponge.  
 
 I  would  have  the  odd  bad  smell  days  but  after  adding  the  sponge  havent  had  a  single  bad  day  for  the  past  few  weeks.
 ps:  You  do  know  that  adding  a  lot  of  fresh  water  with  Chlorine  is  the  primary  reason  for  people  killing  off  their  good  bacteria.  So  I  allways  add  Hypo  with  fresh  water.
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 Thanks  for  all  the  suggestions.
 
 @garothmaan:  redoing  as  many  suggested  might  kill  the  BB  and  I  would  try  other  things  before  i  redo  everything.
 
 @Arnab:  No,  the  smell  existed  even  before  i  cleaned  the  canister.  But  the  BB  colony  might  have  got  wiped  when  I  did  clean  the  filter.
 
 @Rahul:I  do  not  have  algae  and  use  own  bore  well  water  for  my  tank.
 
 @Maulik:  I  don't  think  its  because  of  rain  since  there  is  hardly  any  rain  here  and  also  not  so  humid.
 
 @Chinoy:  What  are  these  "Square  sponge  blocks"  and  where  to  get  them?Are  they  fish  safe?
 
 So  overall  I  see  that  additional  bio-filtration  might  help  or  is  the  stocking  too  heavy  for  150g?
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