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mcn
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HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« on: March 21, 2010, 10:19:42 PM »
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hi everyone , Can any GURU's from tis forum hlp Cry ..... i got a medium size pond in my apartment..which i place at my balcony area... last weekend i bought some 'SHUBANKIN' fishes c/w with all the fiters & oxygen & put inside the pond, the next day i could smelll "stale fish'  Embarrassedfrom the pond water was quite strong..Issit common to have the smell or will it go off after sometimes..
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Re: HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 11:43:43 PM »
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well I'm a beginner myself, but a aquarium store employee told me that bad smells are generated from high ammonia/nitrite levels, etc. (i.e. the biological filter system has not cycled/stabilized) and sold me a big bottle of "Stability" by Seachem, a water treatment to add the good bacteria necessary for the whole biological filter to cycle......it seems like it was pretty solid advice, I think I'd look into that or a similar product if you haven't already.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 08:08:53 PM »
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Thanks , salty-J... noted,...btw im surprised tat the smell is not as strong tdy, unlike 1st few days...may be i thinks the filter had absorb it..
anyway tis weekend im goin down to the fish farms and search for the thingy "Stability" by Seachem tat u recomends
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Re: HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 08:53:02 PM »
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Someone's learned in teh lolspeak... Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 10:16:44 PM »
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 Shocked Roll Eyes Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 10:21:12 PM »
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hahahah what?! Tongue
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Re: HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 10:33:28 AM »
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MCN,
You can also use something called STRESSZYME by API.
You can buy that at any pet/aquatic store or even Walmart.
It is the same bacteria boost as any other and it's all I ever use and does not have to be refrigerated like some of the other bacteria products out there.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010, 04:34:43 AM »
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Thks, Mindemae..noted  .... But there's no  Walmart in my area, perhaps i'll look around in the locals fish shop....  Grin.....
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Re: HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010, 09:12:39 AM »
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Plant some bog plants in there - they'll use up all the bacteria and whatnot that creates the smell.
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Re: HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 06:00:10 AM »
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I never seen someone with a indoor pond!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked
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Re: HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 10:59:08 AM »
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fantailer
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You can make a indoor pond out of any  large water proof container.
Just add water, filter, pump and fountain if you wish.
stock it with lots of plants  let it cycle like you would an aquarium, adding water treatments.
Then you can add a couple of fish if you like! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2010, 06:30:33 PM »
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Here's a few pics I found on the net for indoor ponds
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 06:39:46 PM »
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Nice pictures, Hanna! Cheesy
That second picture I would throw the fish in a tank and use that one as a jacuzzi! LOL! Wink
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 07:34:13 PM »
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Nice pictures, Hanna! Cheesy
That second picture I would throw the fish in a tank and use that one as a jacuzzi! LOL! Wink

Naaaaa Minde, have the jacuzzi with the fishes, they love bubbles, LOL, bath with the fishes  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 07:51:48 PM »
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Swim with the fishes!!! Bwahahahahaha! You're too funny!!
They would poop in my jacuzzi! LOL! YUK! Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2010, 07:55:02 PM »
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LOL, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaaaaaaaahaa
Let them poop, we can make bubbles, lol  Tongue


If  we go swimming in a lake, there's more than fish-poo in there, lol
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2010, 07:59:19 PM »
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LMAO!!! omg I swallowed that water before! Shocked
I gotta give you karma for the best laugh today!!! Grin
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2010, 08:10:52 PM »
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ROFLMAO Minde, karma for you too, I had to put nappies on, bwahahahahahaaaaaa Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2010, 11:01:57 AM »
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Hanna: Those pics are lovely! I like the two last ones the most Smiley Very beautiful stuff Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2010, 04:27:29 PM »
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They are. I t shows how people in cold Europe keep fish in ponds without having a garden, as they live in highrise appartements. Smiley
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Re: HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2010, 05:15:54 PM »
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When people come over I tell them the water in my fishtank is often cleaner than the crap that comes outta the tap most of the time! Besides, I've come to make 'crap' my friend as I always seem to be either cleaning it up or it is stuck on a shoulder or pant leg or dried up on a wall in the birds room. Sometimes I just flick it back at the birds...they don't see the humor Wink At least fish lay cable, just saying LMAO!!! I totally swim with Mr. Tailer if he had a big enough pond ♥
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2010, 05:41:09 PM »
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LOL, fish lay cables, hahahahaha... well at least I can fish the cables out when they float on the top or decorate the plants, lol
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Re: HOW TO GET RID THE WATER SMELL FROM THE INDOOR POND & WATER FEATURE
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2010, 01:44:15 AM »
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same here Hanna! I use a turkey baster to suction those floaters out too and no worries about forgetting that is was used for fish turds. It's marked in huge black marker 'crotte de poisson!'  Shocked

I tried to have a pond on my balcony years ago when I lived in a highrise but the neighbourhood pidgies kept coming for a bath and drink every day. So I never did put any fish in it and enjoyed them instead!
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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2010, 06:32:13 AM »
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Hehe sorry Minde I didn't think it would be that simple but no one ever has one!
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