Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Springfield, PA
I removed everything from the tank, meaning the plants, the driftwood, and the little statue I had in there. I noticed the driftwood was kind of melting a bit which I attributed to the low pH?
I removed the filter, an Aqueon Quiet Flow 75 and cleaned that out as well.
Next I emptied all the water, stirring up the substrate as I siphoned it out. I refilled the tank (using ammo block) and put the filter back on with some filter floss and pads to catch the fine silt that I stirred up.
I've done 3 water changes (changing out filter media too) over the last 3 days and this morning I notice this sulpher smell coming from the tank.
I tested the water:
ammonia - 0
Nitrite = <5
Nitrate = 0
pH = 6
I took out the filter floss and added some carbon.
What the heck is going on? I've never had this hard of a time with a tank. Can/does anyone have any thoughts on this?