It has now been 7 days with the high nitrite reading. I can put a little ammonia in the tank, and within about 18 hours it will be down to 0, but my nitrites just aren't going away. I tested the PH yesterday and it was down around 7.8. I tested the nitrite and it was a good K
-state purple, which I guess is well over 5 ppm
, so I did about a 75 percent water change hoping to raise the PH and get the nitrite to something I can read, retested, and it is still K
-state purple but the PH is up to around 8.2.
Am I just too impatient, or have I lost all the good Nitrobacter bacteria from my tank? Any suggestions?