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Old 01-19-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Fish swimming funny, odd chem levels

In my saltwater tank I have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrate, over 60 ppm for nitrite.is this possible? Fish seem to be swimming funny? ?

In my saltwater tank I have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrate, and over 60 ppm for nitrite. is this possible? I thought u need ammonia first to get a nitrite level esp this high. its a new tank, just put new fish in today, the fish also are swimming really jerky and making quick bee lines. they are hiding in the coral. i have an artifical reef setup with some good algae growth on it from a previous owner. whats wrong? there are 6 damsels
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Are you cycling the tank with the damsels? Check out the links in my sig block.
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Also... what is your source for water? Tap? RO/DI? Well?
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