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Old 09-29-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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nitrite constantly spiking

my nitrites keep jumping all over the board.... i havent changed anything except adding a water fall filter for extra surface current, could this help???
does current have these types of effects on a tank??
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Nitrites? Is this a new tank that's still cycling?
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Are you sure you dont mean nitrates?
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yea i am sure it is nitrite, and yes it is i converted my 35 to my 90 gallon used 60 lbs old rock and the old gravel
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I guess gravel you mean Crushed coral. I always suggest you dont carry the substrate over. It usually has some really nasty stuff in it that causes mini cycles when you change over. No matter how much you clean it. Also crushed coral traps water in it that clean up crews cant get to it and it causes ammonia and nitrite problems. Just some suggestions I`m thinking.
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nitrite ****

how can i solve the problem?? are my fish going to be at risk for awhile??
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how can i solve the problem?? are my fish going to be at risk for awhile??
Short term solution will be frequent PWC`s and vacuuming of CC. Long term solution would be removing CC and replacing with sand.
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Your fish might be affected. I'd get a lot of pre-mixed salt water to do plenty, maybe daily water changes. Likely started a cycle when that crushed coral was stirred, mixed and water added. Dead stuff previously undisturbed now all thru the water for a while.

Skimmer running? Didja upgrade that too?

Your surface current has no bearing on nitrites.
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no i havent got one running right now...this weekend i am putting a 220 gallon filter on my 90 tank
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How long since you changed over tanks? Mind telling us NH3 and NO3? NO2 really has to literally skyrocket to affect fish, but can signal whether your NO3 is measuring high or low. Either case, it is NH3 you should be worried about since all tanks will have residual NO2 that most test kits cannot test at. I agree with the water changes since you pretty much disturbed all the sedimentation and organics that are now probably in your water column and if anything your fish are at risk from possible NH3 and low DO (Dissolved Oxygen) until things calm, depending on when you actually transferred.
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