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nitrite and nitrate help

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Hi guys im still unable to bring my nitrite levels down doing water changes. How many ways are there to bring down nitrite levels and nitrates all other levels are great. Remember the two tanks im having trouble with are the two new ones, do new tanks normal have high levels of nitrites and nitrates?

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I am assuming your tank hasn't gone through the Nitrogen cycle as it's new, Is there fish in it or have you been cycling the tank with fish food?

Ammonia goes into your tank via fish/food waste and your bacteria process this into Nitrite, as your bacteria mature they will process Nitrite into Nitrate which you should then remove by water changes.

Ammonia in your tank = uncycled.

NitRITE in your tank = uncycled.

Just NitRATE in your tank = cycled.

This process can take up to a month depending on tank conditions. Doesn't hurt offering up a fresh salmon to Poseidon.:beer:

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