Ok so it will be ok for me to rinse the filter while it is cycling in water from the tank when I do a water change. and put a mesh bag with carbon in say were the filter dumps back into the tank?No need to change your filter media. A meshed bag with carbon in a high flow area will do it.
You can rinse your filter media to get the hunk out of it but rinse it in water change water and put it right back in. You’ll be just fine.
YesOk so it will be ok for me to rinse the filter while it is cycling in water from the tank when I do a water change. and put a mesh bag with carbon in say were the filter dumps back into the tank?
You can only smell it when you are near it. It is in my living room; and I cannot smell it when I am sitting on my couch; but when I go to feed the fish or check the water I can smell it.I have double carbon in one bc I had tannins before. And bc smell is my biggest fear. As it’s in my bedroom lol
I typically take out half of the water. Yesterday I took out all the water and did a deep clean but if anything it smells even worse today! It doesn't ever bother me too much and I've grown sorta immune but my parents hate it.
I disagree. Your tank should not smell like fish. There should not be a fish smell.It is difficult removing the fish smell. This is generally just how aquariums smell.
Clearly she's not compatible with her tank matesEveryone has a different smeller. Some people are more sensitive to smells, even if others don't notice, or they notice, but don't find it offensive.
There was a similar thread here recently where someone wanted to know how to stop the overwhelming smell coming from her tank. Turns out nobody else could smell it.
Maybe your roomate is very sensitive to smells.
I think most dedicated fish hobbyists would get a new roomate. (attempt at humor)