Sulpher Smell In New Tank?

  1. Mathew

    Mathew New Member Member

    Hi im new to the hobby, Just wonderning what could be causing a sulpher smell in my new tank? Im still in the process of cycling it (with fish) have had it set up for about 3 weeks. Iv been doing regular water changes of 25% i just done about 50% today as ammonia was way to high at 4-8ppm. Iv been using prime but cant seem to get ammonia down and i noticed a bad sulpher smell this morning when i went to change water, anyone no what could cause this?
     
  2. Katie13

    Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Mathew

    Mathew New Member Member

    I have the ammonia down to 2ppm and will do another water change later tonight and it doesnt smell like ammonia at all
     
  4. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    Prime smells like sulfer. If I had to guess I'd think that the high levels of ammonia reacting with it in the water is causing it to gas off hydrogen sulfide.
     
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    Mathew

    Mathew New Member Member

    Should the smell go away when i get the ammonia levels down and should i keep using prime?