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Old 06-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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high nitrite fixed by water change?

I did a 25 % yesterday, my nitrite still slightly pink (in the stress zone), all other readings good, should I do another today?, how much?
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:05 PM   #2
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50% daily until they are 20ppm or less, 10ppm or less is ideal however.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:08 PM   #3
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thank you
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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NitrAte or nitrIte? NitrIte needs to be kept as low as possible and nitrAte need to be kept 20ppm or less.
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I just have the test strips, I did a 50% change and retested. Nitrate was perfect, nitrite is light pink which is in the stress zone. This is a fairly new tank n I treated recently for parasites... so.. another 50% tomorrow it looks like.
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I would recommend steering away from test strips. They are highly unreliable. Its best to invest in a liquid test kit. If the tank is new there could be ammonia present and you wouldn't know because your strips don't test for it.
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I think I will do that, the stuff I treat the new water w is supposed to remove ammonia n chlorine
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #8
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Sounds a bit like the tank isnt fully cycled. Previous post of liquid test kits are really the best. I used strips before and compared to liquid kits are well off the mark
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it probably isn't, I confess, I used "start a tank in a bottle" supposed to have the bio stuff in it, safe start by tetra
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #10
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so yall would do another 50% change tomorrow? the tank has been up for about 2 -3 wks. and last week I did a trtmt for internal parasites w a 25 % change on fri. n 50% today since the trtmt, ty
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