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Old 09-21-2013, 02:57 AM   #1
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Lemon-Scented Water


The woman at Petsmart put lemon-scented chemicals in the water in my bag of german rams. It smells intoxicating and I can't stop smelling the water, enough so that I've taken small samples to-go for the office, school, and my room. Is it bad for the fish? I don't know exactly what kind of chemicals, what products she used, I got the fish hours ago and their already in the tank now. I would love to do this to all my tanks if the fish and plants don't mind. I would love scented waters. I could have a scent for each tank, chocolate, mint, lemon, gardenia, yumm...
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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That sounds weird
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:48 AM   #3
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I bet she was cleaning the area with some kind of spray that smells like lemons.
Maybe you should go to Walmart and Target, smelling every bottle lol.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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That sounds weird
Weird that the PetSmart lady put the stuff in the water, or that mr.bigglesworth may have a genius new product hitting our store shelves in time for spring?

Anyway, the only thing I have ever seen/done with fish bagging at PetSmart is a shot of Top Fin water conditioner.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:10 AM   #5
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It may have been some sort of tea tree oil perhaps. They extract the essential oils from the tree. Many essential oils have a sort of herbacious or zesty smell to them and I believe this to be the case. I can't remember the product name but its a very common supplement for treating either bacteria or fungal infections. Actually, both the products I'm thinking of are made from essential oils...tea and bay I believe. They're in every store.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:45 AM   #6
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Usually we put a squirt of stress coat in the bag
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #7
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It may have been some sort of tea tree oil perhaps. They extract the essential oils from the tree. Many essential oils have a sort of herbacious or zesty smell to them and I believe this to be the case. I can't remember the product name but its a very common supplement for treating either bacteria or fungal infections. Actually, both the products I'm thinking of are made from essential oils...tea and bay I believe. They're in every store.
Melafix and pimafix. I hope that wouldn't be the case as both these products can cause respiratory distress in some fish.

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Old 09-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #8
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Neither smell like lemons, either. More like a 'medicinal-herbal' smell. Sort of like Eucalyptus or Camphor.
I happen to like that smell, but do not want it in all the tanks all the time. As it is my tanks have no odor unless I am standing right over them. Then it is slightly earthy.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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Just go back and ask the lady what she used.

Speaking of scented water, doesn't ADA have scented co2 cartriges or something?
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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Som1 come out with a product like this! Make it fish and plant safe, if the price is right us fishkeepers would flock like birds!

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #11
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I always wondered how this actually smells, and how noticeable it is:
http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=260

Details under "features" of scent.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:08 AM   #12
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Was it API Stress Zyme+? It has a pleasant smell...
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My guess is Melafix. It's not lemon, but tea tree oil and I find the scent to be intoxicating. I've found myself opening a bottle occasionally just because I enjoy the smell so much.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #14
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My guess is Melafix. It's not lemon, but tea tree oil and I find the scent to be intoxicating. I've found myself opening a bottle occasionally just because I enjoy the smell so much.
You should buy a tea tree plant (melaluca). I met an old German gentleman in the 1980's who told me that he put sprigs of melaluca in his filter to keep his fish from getting fungus/bloodstreak. He worked for Eheim so I figured he knew what he was doing.

A neighbors guppys came down with fungus a few weeks later so we experimented and it cleared it up very fast. It does smell a tad lemony.

Now that I am keeping tanks again I will have to find a plant - probably will have to order one online. Even though they are now selling it for fish ailments- I still like the natural method.
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