water smells fishy!

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  1. reef addict

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    Its week 5 of my tank cycle is this normal to have a fishy smell.. Have not tested water yet!
     
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    Not in my experience.
     
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    Its not when you open the tank lid! Rather when u stick your hand in! I use a swing arm hydrometer and stuck it in! Pulled out my arm and picked up the smell
     
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    Still shouldn't smell like that. Is there a film of oil or similar on the water surface? How much flow do you have in the tank, what type of filtration are you relying on?
     
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    well, the first thing to do, is get the water tested. Most likely due to the cycle process.
     
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    The tank has enough flow! The tank has just cleared up after a diatom bloom. Using a venturi skimmer with DSB and refugium chamber! Using a quad filter!
     
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    Seems you have all the answers! Go test your water
     
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    Will do ASAP! Don't have all the answers! Lol just concerned! Thanks for the advice
     
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    Add activated carbon, skim wetter & look for anything that might have died in your tank!
     
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