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so i'm on day 24 of my fishless cycle, my tank is 23 gallons. i still havent seen any nitrites at all they have always been at 0 is there something im doing wrong? at the start i was using a internal filter but have just added a aquaclear 50 to the tank yesterday aswell. i also have a live plant in there aswell as i read it would be good for it.. im also new to this and this is my first tank Nitrite - 0ppm Ammonia - 2.0ppm (at the start i added it up to 4.0ppm, it has dropped since i added more yesterday, not surte if i should make it higher or leave it at 2.0?) pH - 8.5 Nitrate - 5.0ppm
Just did a water change on one of my tanks today and noticed that my poor little fish was breathing heavily then i saw she had shedded some of her slime coat (GAHHHH!!). So naturally, while freaking out, i tested the water and ammonia is at 0, nitrite is at 0.5. Was just about to whip out the pump and hoses to do another water change when i thought I'd test the tap water. Nitrites at 1ppm!! So my question is; is there a way to detoxify nitrites in the tap water other than using 5 times the normal dose of prime?
I have been trying to get a nitrite spike down for 3 days now and I just tested the tap water. Its nitrite levels are running at around 0.4 Does anyone else have this problem at the moment and what can be done to try and fix the problem. My filtration is out at the moment as I am trying to re cycle a large system so I cannot rely on the filter to remove the nitrites. Thanks guys.