Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by gabe, Apr 14, 2005.
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How do I fix the nitrite level in my saltwater fish tank?
What are the levels and how old is the tank. How big is the tank and what are the inhabitants?
The tank is about 3 weeks, the nitrite level is .5, and i have a 4 stripe damsel and 2 snails and 2 hermet crabs
Did you see the Nitrite level drop to zero before introducing the fish and now it has gone back up again?
The tank is 10 gal. I tested the water a little after putting the fish in. The test that I have is a little stip with colores on it and when dipted in ware you see the colores on a chart, it test the nitrate, nitrite, alkalinity, and pH. Its the best test out their.
Well, I really doubt that you have a Nitrite reading at all. I would suggest that you take a water sample to a LFS and get it tested or try another test kit.
I meant to write its not the best
I really think that you should somehow confirm the reading as it doesn't sound right to me. Either through a LFS or maybe if you know somebody with another kit.
The reason I say that is that the bacteria that convert Ammonia to Nitrite do so at a very fast rate so it would be quite unusual to have a Nitrite reading in a cycled tank.
Let us know how it works out
All right thanks
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