My tank is super smelly -.-

frogfan

I just ran a full water test on my 29 gallon ph is at 7.8 but I got s piece of drift wood today for the corys I am planing for so it will go down
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5 ppm but the tank smells like a poured a whole bottle.of prime into it I checked the prime bottle its not opened the filters are both running and there's only 6 guppies a new snail and a chichlid I just got today in the tank so why on earth does it stink ? Also 1 fish has clamped fin which because of the smell I assumed was because of ammonia but its not. These new fish and snail came from the same lfs I have gotten the guppies from and just came out of quarenteen at the store so they are healthy and the guppies are all healthy

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AquaticBrandon

Can it possibly be the piece of driftwood? Where did you get it?


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ppt

Is your tank having any algae growth or do you have any live plants

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frogfan

I haven't put the drift wood in yet and no algae or live plants but 1 filter does have ceramic rings instead of filter floss and carbon idk what state they are in have been active for around a month and there's a lot of drain moth eggs around the rI'm and on the hood

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junebug

Bad smells usually mean bad bacteria. I find that whenever my tanks stink, it's something in the substrate. What is your substrate and how long has this tank been running?
 

frogfan

Sand with a little pink gravel for color tanks been running since 9/28

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junebug

Is there any discoloration in the substrate?
 

frogfan

No and no air pockets I can see I just rearanged the deco and stired up the sand last week

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Teishokue

Its your water. Do your water change. All that prime affects nitrate readings thus you get a low reading with high smell. Most aquariumsin that small are results of poor maintenance with high nitrate.
 

Jomolager

Do you use carbon? It usually controls the foul smells.
 

frogfan

Yeah I have carbon in 1 filter. My nitrates aren't high and I just did a 50% wc like a week ago because I hadn't done any while it cycled

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Thunder_o_b

Try this. Cut the food at feeding time in half. After the fish finish eating do a 50% water change with a very good gravel vac. Do not feed for 2-3 days. Then smell the water. If it is much less smelly you have been over feeding. If it is the same there is another problem you must find.
 

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