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Old 02-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #21
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Good job Kdoo 5 ppm for nitrates is good. What is nitrites and ammonia.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:59 PM   #22
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Nitrite 1.0 ppm ammonia in between .25-.50 ppm
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I would probably do another 30% or so water change to get those nitrite and ammonia numbers a little lower. Try to keep the Nitrite at about .5 and ammonia about .25 or in that ball park.

Let your fish's health dictate additional water changes. Keep a close eye on their gills and breathing. The cycle burns their gill and they can become red and inflamed. Your cycle will take longer this way but it will minamize the stress on your fish. If you have any friends in the hobby the easiest thing to do would be put your fish in thier sump for a couple weeks and cycle the tank with a raw shrimp.
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Cycle your salt tank

Next time the best and humane way would be to cycle this way. I`m glad your fish is doing better.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:00 PM   #25
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What causes nitrates and nitrites to rise? Is there something I can specifically for those.. And how do I get a profile pic up I can't find how to load one
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Fish waste = Ammonia
Overfeeding = Ammonia

Ammonia turns into the nitrites and those nitrites turn into nitrates.

So basically it's ammonia.

Not cleaning filters can cause a spike.
Dirty tank can cause a spike.
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One more question and I'll leave you guys alone. When the water evaporates should I just keep putting the fresh water in to level out the salinity or should I just remove an additional gal and replace let's say 5. Just want to get things figured so I keep em healthy.. Thanks again
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ammonia and nitrite are toxic. nitrate is not. i would be worried about those- they are what's killing the fish.
btw, when we say ammonia, it's not much different than pouring a bottle of regular cleaning ammonia into your aquarium.
do water changes until ammonia and nitrite are ZERO.

add fresh water for top offs.
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ammonia and nitrite are toxic. nitrate is not. i would be worried about those- they are what's killing the fish.
btw, when we say ammonia, it's not much different than pouring a bottle of regular cleaning ammonia into your aquarium.
do water changes until ammonia and nitrite are ZERO.

add fresh water for top offs.
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do water changes until ammonia and nitrite are ZERO.
going to have to disagree on this point. It would not be possible to do water changes and get the ammonia and nitrite down to zero during the cycle. At the end of the cycle they will be zero but during you want to do water change to keep those levels low so it does not put any further stress on your fish. Because you are keeping the ammonia and nitrite levels so low you should expect your cycle to take a little longer then if you were doing a fishless cycle.
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