strange smell from carbon sponge

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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:46 am

Cycling a tank with fish in it can permanently damage their gills & eyes.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:18 am

Prime can be purchased off the shelf at fishy business by portslade station. Not a million miles from you matey
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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby matt612 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:16 am

Instead of spending money on treatments take your fish back and cycle your tank correctly if they won't give u a refund explain your tank is cycling and ask them to keep them for u
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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby J-P on Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:18 am

I'm with the grab a bottle of "prime" group on this one.
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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby RTR on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:12 am

Amquel is a PITA and can play havoc with water parameters. It also is far more costly than Seachem's Prime.

The original Amquel formula was great, but it has been change multiple times, and none of those changes have been beneficial.
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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby JRC3 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:32 pm

Hammer, Please strongly consider returning the fish no matter what. It will be cheaper in the end even if you get nothing for them and have to re-buy other fish, later. IMO, fish being kept in a tank full of ammonia and nitrItes is like a baby being kept in a room where both parents are chain smokers. The baby's lungs will be damaged and he won't develop properly. As well he doesn't have the ability or given the choice to move to a cleaner place. I don't mean to sound harsh but I think that my analogy is fairly accurate.

Trust me when I say that we members on all fish forums see uncycled tanks all the time...We also see the end results...All the time. Also, many of us have made the same deadly mistakes in the beginning. I know I did.

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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby hammer on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:29 pm

I actualy did it. I added 7kg of cured live rock and plan to add more, the ammonia is now constantly zero or close to it before water change and the fish are fine and the finrot has stopped and healed up completely,.
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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby bertie 83 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:50 pm

It's good to hear things are working out for you dude
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Re: strange smell from carbon sponge

Postby hammer on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:21 pm

bertie 83 wrote:It's good to hear things are working out for you dude

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