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Old 03-29-2011, 01:44 AM   #1
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Nitrite Level .5

HI All,

I guess I have over feed a bit. My Nitrite was at 1ppm this morning, after 25% water change its now at .5

Can I do another 25% tomorrow? I have plenty of water made already.

I read somewhere you can change it every day, That it was like opening a window and letting fresh air in, but I wanted to be sure!

Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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it should be fine doing another pwc. the question is why do you have nitrites? Don't you get ammonia spikes for over feeding?
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My ammo is .25
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:48 AM   #4
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The more I am reading seems like its going through another cycle?

Like the second part of it...
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:51 AM   #5
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Yeah it looks like it. How big is your tank and what kind of fish do you have? When did you cycle and how did you cycle? ie: ammonia, dead shrimp method, with fish
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100g tank - Cycle finished about 2 months ago, I added 2 fish. About three weeks ago I bought a cuc and 2 more fish. Checked levels close and it was all clear.

I added a med purple tang last weekend and today I noticed he had a few dots of ick on him so I got to testing again... found ammo at .25 and nitrite at 1 so I did the 25%

since the pwc this am, he has almost recovered from the ick already, He must have been stressed.

I want to do another pwc in the morning to get the levels down some more.
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Sounds like a solid idea. You'll have a better picture by then. for sure keep an eye on that tang, I hear they are ick magnets.
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Grrr... this stupid nitrite...

Ok, I have been doing 25% water changes every day for the past 3 days and my nitrites are still reading high...

I tested this morning at it was at 1ppm..

After the change I read at .25, in the morning it will be 1ppm again... blah

Is this level deadly to the fish?

Is there anything else I can do besides continue with my water changes?

I have used almost a bucket of salt with all these water changes...

Thanks ppl!
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Poor Tang he wants to be cleaned so bad by my fire shrimp... and he is being ignored... Off to the LFS to get me a couple cleaner shrimps... maybe that will assist him with the ick.

I am also treating with Kordon's Ick Attack. All Natural and is Reef Safe. So far I haven't lost anything.
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I'm actually having a similar issue though my tank is only 3 weeks old. I added my CUC early yesterday morning, and i got .50 nitrites yesterday night. This morning I did another test and it was .25 nitrites so I did another 20% water change. I just wanted to add that I wouldn't add anymore fish/shrimp/anything until your water levels are back to normal and everything is stable.
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