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4 days ago my planted tank amo = 0 / nitrites = 0 / Nitrates = 10 on Friday It has been running for 4 months now . Tank size is 90L

Today ( Monday ) i tested water amo = 0.5 / nitrites = 0.5 / Nitrates = 80 what happen to my tank ?

friday added 2 sucker fish 3.5 -5cm

saturday added 2 more sucker fish 3.5 - 5cm

saturday nite add more planted and add Prime for plants and plant food from aquarium Science

Any input would greatly appreciated :) i want to find out how stop this from happening again and why did it happen in it first place

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Too much waste from fish too soon, although you didn't mention the Amm reading only ite's & ate's.

Do water change immediately if you haven't already and I'd be doing w/changes daily to get those deadly ate's down.

I presume that's a mistake where you write, "Prime for plants" and you actually meant "Prime for FISH"? Read bottle of Prime, can dose 4/5 times recommended to bind Amm & ite's so as to render them safe ... you'll still get readings on test kit but they won't be deadly.

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Too much waste from fish too soon, although you didn't mention the Amm reading only ite's & ate's.

Do water change immediately if you haven't already and I'd be doing w/changes daily to get those deadly ate's down.

I presume that's a mistake where you write, "Prime for plants" and you actually meant "Prime for FISH"? Read bottle of Prime, can dose 4/5 times recommended to bind Amm & ite's so as to render them safe ... you'll still get readings on test kit but they won't be deadly.

i thought i did ammonia was 0.50 oh ok i thought they just 4 small fish silly me .. i change 50% water and x5 prime already amoniata 0 and nitrites 0.25 and nitrate 40 still high ... your right its not prime.. its flourish excel it made by seachem i thought it was prime for plants lol.. thx mate i'll carful nextime

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If it were me I'd be doing 10-15% water change morning & night until those readings stabilise & ate's come down to at least 20. I would also keep doing extra Prime (<> double dose) every couple/few days just to ensure ammo & ites are safely bound, remembering though that you'll get misleading readings. The smaller the tank size, the more difficult they are to cycle & then keen stable, hence I always help my small filters along with Seachem Matrix & Purigen.

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oh ok thats good idea :) i should matrix and purigen . Its aqua one ar620 the one with build in filter regardless atm i got noodles and nitrates reducing filter mediea in them not sure what it is called. yea i read on the Seachem they are bound the chemical test won't show that they are still there even tho they are harmless. Need a bigger tank lol buying a house soon so yea hopefully all will be good. thanks mate for you help

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