View Full Version : Do scrubber's smell?

05/29/2016, 10:21 PM
Considering building 1 but don't want any smell.

salty joe
05/30/2016, 06:46 AM
The only time I smell mine is when I clean it, and it's just a low tide sorta odor.

05/31/2016, 11:45 AM
Yep, same here. Don't worry about smell, your skimmer produces much more and worse.

06/11/2016, 05:20 AM
Mine smells bad, but its in the overflow and the tank has a lid. Plus its starting to get slime growth on it, outcompeteing the hair algae. Usually it starts taking over when the potassium gets low. If i didnt have a lid, it probably wouldnt smell, and if it was only hair algae too.

06/12/2016, 01:47 PM
so for scrubbers do you think it is better to have it built into the sump or would it be better to have it as part of a tank build in its own tank?

06/17/2016, 08:10 AM
I think sump, its pretty straight forward, no complexity, water spillage should be inside sump only, so no flood.