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Old 05-23-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Question Is My Nitrite To High?

My Nitrite is at 5.0 . First time i did the test it was at 0.50. And people told me it should be at 0 Ppm , My Nitrate is at 0 Ppm.

Should i do I Little Water Change?
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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if you have anything living in that tank you should do a BIG water change. Whats your ammonia at? Are you using test strips or liquid test?
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if your nitrites are that high then your live stock is suffering big time, do a 30% waterchange
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:16 PM   #4
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i have Amonia is at 0 ppm. So ill do a water change now 30%? i Have only a clown Fish and hes always in the same spot and never eats.. but ill do a water change now.
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Yes, get that down as soon as possible! Your clown fish surely is suffering.
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You're going to need to do large water changes (50% or greater IMO) to get that down to at least 0.5ppm, it should be 0ppm.
How long has your tank been set up? How large is it? How are you testing?
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thats probably because he's stressed out. do you have live rock ? did you cycle the system?
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10 Gall. And Liguid Test. Had the Tank For 4 Weeks Now. The clown was doing fine till monday. He stayed there in the same spot all day and didnt eat anything. my i had The water with to much salt and they LFS told me to take some water off and add fresh water. and now im going to Make a 30% water change i quess.
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I would do more than that, it sounds like that clown is really suffering.

Get the nitrites down as low as you can.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:26 PM   #10
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Soo ill change water till i get almost half way to the sand. should i remove the fish?
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