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Old 09/14/2019, 07:11 AM   #1
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Carbon to remove smell?

Hello reefers! So as of late my tanks been smelling kind of funny. Its been having this pungent cat urine of a smell, sorry I'm not sure exactly how to describe it. I was curious if I should run it (in a bag) even though my nutrients are already undetectable? Perhaps just turn off protein skimmer while running it? In case youre wondering why not just do water changes, the smell still seems to be present after doing a water change. Thanks again guys.

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Old 09/14/2019, 08:08 AM   #2
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My guess is the smell of algae.

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Old 09/14/2019, 04:45 PM   #3
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carbon will work but it would be much better in a reactor

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Old 09/14/2019, 09:17 PM   #4
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I would make sure the water surface is getting a good rippling motion and try some carbon. It should help, but if the problem is algae output, the cost might mount over time. I'd give it a try, anyway, since carbon can be helpful for a number of problems.

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Old 09/21/2019, 07:47 AM   #5
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Check and see if you accidentally left a cup of thawed mysis shrimp somewhere... did that one time and blamed the cat for 2 weeks before I found it on top of the canopy.

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