Hello, I am new to caring for African Cichlids and need some advice on some high nitrite levels.
I have a 30 gallon tank established since January 1st 2013. I currently have 9 african cichlids (labeled "assorted African Cichlids" at my LFS
), A clown loach and a albino pleco.
My water parameters
Ph : 8.2
Ammonia : 0.25 ppm
Nitrite : 2.0 ppm
Nitrate : 20 ppm
My ammonia and nitrite are high and i have been doing a 30 - 50 % water change every other day.
I have a Cascade 150 filter system. Just put a new carbon pad in.
I was wondering if I should get another filter for this tank, and if I'm still in the cycle and that's why my nitrites are high or if i have to many fish.