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Hey guys. I have a 80 gallon tank. I have had it for around 4 months. In the last few weeks it has started to smell very very bad. What can i do?
 

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clean it...yes a water change would help and look for left over food....in the tank and the filter
 

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lol what answer would you expect other than to clean the tank?
 

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Yep, keep it clean and make sure you don't leave any excess food in there to rot. Carbon can remove odors, but it's best to solve the problem-not cover it up.
~Taylor~

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well.....you can make it more dirty
if it smell allready what the hell!
HA...your posts make me laugh LOL jk
......clean the tank right good...like an 80% water change, scrub the walls, gravel vac...keep up on that sh*t, dont let dead food decay in your tank...remove after 10-15 min after the fish dont touch it....30-50% water changes weekly and it should smell like roses my freind
 

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Hey guys. I have a 80 gallon tank. I have had it for around 4 months. In the last few weeks it has started to smell very very bad. What can i do?
Well it smells because you have an overabundance nutrients in the water or actually even food leftovers there. The smell comes from bacteria, their metabolism.
So of course you need to do water changes (2 x 30 % in one week or if smell is bad one 50 % first) and a gravel vac or something. But do use water conditioners in order not to harm nitrification bacteria.

Then you may need a bigger tank and/or a bigger canisters filter.

Harry
 

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x100 to what everyone else said. :D
 

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Maybe look @ what your feeding them, red/pink fish(salmon,tuna) and red meat will bleed into the water and smell. You didnt say what you were putting in the tank..

Adam
 

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very importand thing..when you do water change dont forget to do some vacuum the gravel..other then that do what everyone said as state above.
 

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what kinda fish ya got a rhom or reds?
 

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you gotta watch p's they hide leftovers in the damnest spots and youll find it later when rescaping just clean it and add some carbon to your filter

bleach seems to clean stuff and make it smell better try that jk
 
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