02-24-2011, 05:48 PM
| || | The lower the nitrate, the better.
Originally Posted by Steph211
I tested my tap water today and it showed 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites, pH was 7.4. So from that I gather my tap water isn't doing anything to affect my tank's parameters, right?
I tested the tank water and the nitrites seemed to be back up to 5 again (though the color distinction between 2 and 5 is fairly minimal). I just did another 50% pwc, adding more Prime to the fresh water.
Would you recommend I just keep up with the daily changes until the nitrites drop? My nitrates were at 5 today. Where do they usually level off at? I think I've read anywhere under 40 is good, but other sources said under 25 is best.
Looks like your tap is safe then. Need to do more water changes until nitrite is back to zero especially if you have fish around.