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post #1 of 8 Old 06-15-2007, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering Nitrite???

What are some sure fire ways to lower Nitrite fast without interfering with the bio-filter?
I used nitromax to boost the bacterial growth and the levels went down...so i added half the fish to the tank and the nitrite and ammonia is up a bit...i want to add the rest of the fish today or tomorrow...

I have PRIME and i used that to de-tox the Nitrite and nitrate...Nitrite is 1ppm, ammonia is about .75ppm and Nitrate is around 40ppm.

What should I do?

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-15-2007, 09:20 PM
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A water change.

Please, for the sake of your fish, don't add them until your tank is cycled. This will also save you tons of stress, money and annoyance. I know it's hard to resist but you'll be happy you waited.

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10744
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-15-2007, 09:37 PM
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A water change.

Please, for the sake of your fish, don't add them until your tank is cycled. This will also save you tons of stress, money and annoyance. I know it's hard to resist but you'll be happy you waited.
Do exactly as Mattd has stated, else you will loose everything in the tank
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-15-2007, 09:45 PM
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You do have a fine looking tank as well btw salvageboy.

edit - also, do you happen to frequent gamegossip forums?

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10744
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-15-2007, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Game gossip forums???

I play WoW a bit and i have always been a gamer...but not forums often...

Why?
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-15-2007, 09:52 PM
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Because on my other GG forums, someone there has an account 'tsalvageboy'.

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Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10744
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-15-2007, 11:09 PM
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A water change.

Please, for the sake of your fish, don't add them until your tank is cycled. This will also save you tons of stress, money and annoyance. I know it's hard to resist but you'll be happy you waited.
This is solid advice. I would just like to add, have patience adding the fish after the cycling is complete. It takes a long time to build up a good bio filter and even though a tank is cycled, adding new fish will introduce new ammonia and subsequent nitrite spikes. With your ammonia still being at .75 ppm, you're near lethal levels for a lot of fish.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-15-2007, 11:37 PM
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I agree. A partial water change is all it will take. At one point I was changing some water out every day until the tank cycled, but it was worth it in the end. I didn't lose one fish.

It sounds like you've added too many fish before the cycle was complete. Just keep on top of it. If you haven't already, you may want to invest in a liquid testing kit.

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