Hi guys I have recently started up again a Cichlid tank consisting of Malawi Africans
its 4ft 180lt
running fluval 206 canister, and all other standard stuff
my question is.... there is a nitrite spike in a bacterial bloom happening and I’m worried about it since nitrite is death!!
Is this just standard in a tank cycle? It’s been 3 weeks with 25% water changes done weekly.
Only chemicals I use is seachem prime and easy life conditioner.
It has hardly no ammonia, low nitrate but 5ppm nitrite
. This has been high for bout 3 days now. Fish don’t seem to show any Nitrite stress or symptoms
should I just ride it out or smash it with prime?
There is currently 9 juvenile fish and feed them minimal.