Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-12-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 80
Lost power Nitrite Emergency!!!!

Hey all.
I travel for work and the lady friend was watching my tank.
A transformer blew up on our street and we lost power for a day... She did her best to keep water flow through the filter and ran a battery air stone to keep the tank aerated. However the 40 g isn't going so well. It's about 50% stocked and I seem to have lost my nitrite to nitrate bacteria but my ammonia to nitrite bacteria is doing somewhat okay.

I came home last night and did an immediate 50% water change (as much as I could do at the time). I did one again this morning however I lost 1 rummy nose tetra since then and fear I might lose more fish since that water change.

my water parameters are as follows:
ph 7
ammonia: .25
nitrite: off the chart probably about 8
nitrate:10

It is a newly planted tank so I'm getting a bunch of excess nutrients from that.

I've dosed with Prime to reduce Nitrite toxicity

What else should I be doing?
__________________

__________________
Jobin13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 06:11 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 80
I know we're in recycling stages but Nitrites have never been this high for me, so I'm concerned. Should I just leave nitrites (treated with prime) this high to let the bacteria go or is this too high for them to establish?


I'm going to try a 90% water change as well
__________________

__________________
Jobin13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 08:16 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
nirbhao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Michigan, Metro Detroit
Posts: 3,000
Don't just leave it.

One way to measure when any parts per million test is off the charts is to either double your water sample or cut the reagent in half.

I had huge nitrite issues for so long in my tanks. It's really awful. Keep up with the water changes and keep up with the Prime.
__________________
I'm probably on my phone.

http://injaf.org/
http://thedelicion.com
nirbhao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 11:48 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Meesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 163
Dr Tims is great to help get a tank in balance
__________________
Meesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 11:52 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 201
Don't bother doubling testing solution if it's off the charts whether it's 80 or 140ppm it's deadly. Don't even waste the testing regent.
__________________
brendenscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2017, 07:15 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 80
I did a 90% change and the parameters were great following this.
ph:7.4
ammonia:maybe the slightest tinge darker but not.25
nitrite: .25
nitrate: 5


I added some baking soda to ensure the tank had some buffer as well. about to do the 12 hour test


ph:7
Ammonia:0
Nitrite: .25
nitrate: in between 0-5
__________________

__________________
Jobin13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
nitrite

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Nitrite emergency! Kentaaa Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 04-03-2016 08:52 PM
Emergency - nitrite brittanykluss Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 10-30-2011 11:22 AM
update: emergency emergency clown loach is stuck in wood tropicfishman Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 12-01-2006 12:49 PM
NITRITE EMERGENCY Pipa Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 09-03-2004 10:33 AM
emergency power justDIY DIY Projects 7 11-14-2003 10:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×