Originally Posted by Troy McClure
If you can tell us what exactly what hardscape was used and get a description of the odor, that might help.
Yes basicly when I recieved the tank I tossed everything into the trash and purchased new. I added 50 pounds of gravel, three pieces of boiled and cleaned slate (I boiled them), and one large sea shell that I found 20years ago in the ocean (I boiled it also). Just to add, I have found that after I did a re-cleaning and started over the smell is less but still there.
The smell is more like rotting potatoes or old tropical fish food.