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Using a 10 gallon storage bin to hold feeders in. It is here:

http://pictures.care2.com/view/2/759991914
(the guppies are for my exos)

Had it for like a week, and have done 50 percent water changes on it every day, there is no filter, or air bubbles, I just shake the bin once and a while to get some oxygen going along w/ the water changes...but my ? is..the thing freaking stinks, should I expect that? is there anything else i can do(minus adding a filter) to correct it? thanks.
 

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The ASSMAN
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I think you need to add some type of filter to handle the bio load, it stinks because you have no bio filtration at all. You can get a sponge filter and air pump for really cheap. Depending on how long you keep the feeders, you could just change all the water and wash it out every time you get feeders. If you do this once a week I think you would be fine, but this also depends on how large the bio-load is for the week.
 

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rhombeus
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i used a ac mini and i had clear non stinky water with 30-40 feeders in at times, a sponge filter would also do.
 

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Thanks for the replies, the problem is, I can't put a filter in there, I have no room what so ever anywhere in my small apt for this thing, so it resides in my closet, in my bedroom, a filter would be too noisy for the gf at night
. I guess ill just put up w/ the stink, keep up on the water changes, only 2 fish outta around 35have died so far in there, and if they don't look healthy, im not gonna feed them to my fishies
 

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just get something cheaop you need some kind of water movement going on at the least to keep them alive... those are not labyrinth fish you got there...
 

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grosse gurke said:
I think you need to add some type of filter to handle the bio load, it stinks because you have no bio filtration at all. You can get a sponge filter and air pump for really cheap. Depending on how long you keep the feeders, you could just change all the water and wash it out every time you get feeders. If you do this once a week I think you would be fine, but this also depends on how large the bio-load is for the week.
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It doesn't stink that bad honestly, and so far only 2 fish have died, like I mentioned, I just have been doing daily water changes, and I do shake the bin probaly 3-5 times a day to get some oxygen going, so Im just gonna keep this up..but thanks guys.
 

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It seems like more of a hassle, I would feed them shrimp or beefheart and just buy the feeder occasionaly so I don't have to put up with the stink. You are talkin about the stink but you say it doesn't smell that bad. Either filter or ditch them or put up with the stink.
 
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