Originally Posted by mickrabb
Hey guys I have a relatively new tank. I received it off a friend and he only
Lives next door. We were able to relocate most of the water. He told me that I should be fine to start adding fish. However after checking the nitrite levels they are super high. The ammonia and nitrate are ok.
I did a partial water hangs today and added some prime. What else should I be doing?
Should I also add seachem stability? Or salt?
When can I do my next water change? And when I do it should I also clean the gravel?
Check the tank water daily for ammonia and nitrite. If your test shows a trace of either, then remove and replace 25 percent of the tank water. Add some floating plants like Anacharis and Hornwort. These will help keep the water cleaner. A teaspoon of standard aquarium salt in every 5 gallons of new, treated tap water will help the fish cope with the higher ammonia and nitrite in the water.
Your tank appears to be going through "new tank syndrome". But, by testing the water every day and performing the water changes, your fish will hopefully make it alright.
This is pretty much the action I'd take. Your call though.