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Gass bubbles.

I have regular organic choice miracel grow drit capped off with fluorite and i have had really large gas pockets. i have no plants or fish yet the tank is a 10 gallon that is 4 weeks old and because there is gas bubbles i am hesitant to put fish in. the water specs are normal but i do not know about ammonia? will the bubbles eventually go away or do the form contiunsuly
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will it eventually go away and is it that much of a danger to my fish. the snails are alive. aldo will it affect my plants when they arw eventually put in
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Do the gas bubbles smell like boiled eggs or methane gas? If so, you have hydrogen sulfide gas. If they smell like your aquarium water or have no discernible scent, it's just CO2 produced by the decomposition of the organics in your dirt layer. Either way, use a bamboo skewer or chopstick to poke your substrate and let it air out.

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I have the same setup on my 65g tank. I get gas bubbles all the time, but i haven't seen it affect my fish or plants in any negative way. The tank has been this way for over a year now. Like Monster Fish said, you could just use something to poke them all out. I don't even bother with it.
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I have the same setup on my 65g tank. I get gas bubbles all the time, but i haven't seen it affect my fish or plants in any negative way. The tank has been this way for over a year now. Like Monster Fish said, you could just use something to poke them all out. I don't even bother with it.
YES thanks you i just needed some reassurence and that did it the gas bubbles seem to be regressing and i fell safer noe thanks!
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it sort of smells like methane is that bad?
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It's probably mostly CO2

I've done two tanks with MGOCPM, and while there were some bubbles, I never noticed any H2S type smell. I didn't even notice any excess ammonia, but I did a fishless cycle right away, so it's possible any leached from the substrate was just blending in with the cycle.

Especially if you have healthy plants, the roots will alter the substrate chemistry to limit harmful gas production.

JwDiedrich16> methane is actually odorless...

If you mean the classic 'rotten egg' type smell, that's likely H2S, which can be toxic...

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