01-23-2014, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Remo300
The only thing I can think of is "Zeus" eats like a pig.....and he digests everything, because I've been watching to make sure he doesn't get bloated.
He consumes 10-12 pellets of food a day, easily, and he's fed twice a day.
So I don't know if he's putting out so much ammonia that the plants couldn't keep up, and the bacteria are converting the excess ammonia to Nitrite.....
But as you say, something has got to be blocking the bacteria that convert nitrite to nitrate.
But I do have nitrates in the tank too.
But.....it was a little less purple last night. Maybe I'll be surprised tonight.
A single beta being fed 10-12 pellets a day.
Way too much from my experience.
Try 3 a day once per day.
betcha nitrates will drop down.