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  1. General Reef Discussion
    For my new tank upgrade my wife has demanded that I turn my protein skimmer off as I have been away on several work trips and the house stinks of ****, From the skimmer. My old 300 litre reef tanks skimmer never smells, but the larger skimmer on my new 1000 litre setup really stinks. At the...
  2. Marine Depot
    Q&A Series #8 How do I get rid of that awful smell coming from my protein skimmer? Neptune Systems DOS
  3. SPS Coral Forum
    Hi , i have added 10 corals in 3 separate tanks last night . But today morning when i checked 2 tanks are smelling like rotten fish in fact more bad and the water is very cloudy...!!! But 1 tank is as clear as it was earlier. This is my 1st time with corals ...Plz help me with this .. Corals...
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey guys, Just wondering if its a dream to have an odorless fish tank. It seems the only real thing that can cause an odor is the protein skimmer, which i have been over a few friends houses and couldn't smell anything. I know the collection cup smells terrible when you open it, but does the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 125 gallon with a 30 gallon sump reef tank. The tank is around 3 months old, I set it up the middle of may. For filtration I run a sock filter and then an AquaC ev 240 with a living fuge. The Protein skimmer probably pulls out 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of dark green skimmate a day...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I finally got my tank started and filled at the end of last week. I added 3 shimp to a pantyhose on friday night and now I have a smell in the house. I KNOW this is natural and normal but the question I have is that my cousin (been doing SW little over a year) came over to look at my setup and...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    i set up my 5.5 gallon frag tank about a week ago with 100% dry rock i used a piece of shrimp and silverside to start the cycle after about 3 days i was picking up the ammonia so both shrimp and silverside were removed now my tank smells god awful enough to make you gag and noticed that there...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, where should I begin? I recently acquired a 30 gallon salwater setup, the guy drained the water and brought it over to me rocks in a styrafome cooler and no water n the tank? Is that okay? everyging was still wet. He kinda went through how to set it up. I have a skilter? A protein...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I cleaned my tank today and i vacuumed the sand i didn't notice when i was cleaning but about 10-15 mins after when i was cleaning up i and putting water back in to the tank i smelled this rotten egg smell like a stink bomb (aka sulfur smell) i did move the sand around a bit is that the culprit...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone have a suggestion on how to get the smell of vinager out of the sump lol they guy i got it from suggested vinager and water mix to clean it and i guess i got to much vinager cause its horrid smelling. so i gotta find something save to use inside a tank. any suggestions would be great. it...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have about 20 lbs of sand that I previously used in a cycling nano for about a month. It was so short term that the sand couldn't possibly be very dirty, especially considering that there was only one inhabitant: a small lettered olive snail. Well I took the sand and set it in a bucket...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Yay! My new 55 gallon reef tank finally hit 0 ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates! However, I just had to do a water change because the tank had a very very slight fetid smell (I have extremely good sense of smell so it's very faint). The phosphates were also at about 2.5 ppm (not that my...
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