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Old 01-31-2017, 08:50 PM   #1
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High nitrites and nitrates

So I've seem to have came to first saltwater fish tank problem. My nitrites seemed to have gone up to dark purple on the API test kit and dark and my nitrates have reached to a dark red. I know that it ain't the feedings because I feed the fish every 2 days. My livestock are 2 small fish a clownfish that isn't doing so well and a fish that I don't know the name but is just doing great. My ammonia is at 0 but don't seem to know what's going. Please any advice will be grateful.Click image for larger version

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You did cycle the tank right? Almost sounds like that is what it is trying to do.
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Yes it was cycled I had checked everything I had gone down to 0 except for my nitrates that were around 15-20ppm
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And I`m assuming that the rock was in the tank when you did cycle. You have not lost any fish lately?
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Yes I've had the rock since the setup and no those are the only 2 fish that have been in the system.
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I would do a water change and test again.
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Ok I will try that. Thank you both for taking time from your day to reply to my question
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I would wait roughly 24 hours after a PWC to retest to get accurate tests. Sounds like a mini cycle since it is established.
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Thanks megi will do.
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