01-30-2007, 10:08 PM
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I am having a problem with high nitrites in my tank that I can't quite seem to get under control, and also my water looks a bit cloudy. Here are the facts of the tank:
I have a 26-gallon freshwater aquarium, no live plants, which has been running for a bit over a month now. In the aquarium are one yo-yo loach, 2 red wag swordtails, 2 silver lyretail mollies, a salt-and-pepper looking molly, an unidenified yellow molly, 3 random platies, 2 dwarf blue gouramis, and 5 red eye tetras. No CO2 unit, no natural sunlight at any point during the day that I'm aware of, fluroescent light for about 6-7 hours a day, 50% water change last Friday (we water change weekly every Friday), with appropriate amount of aquarium salt added. They are fed pellet food, and about 1/3 of an algae wafer for the yo-yo loach each day, am using a Whisper Power Filter 30. We put a new filter in this afternoon, and also a hard water softening pillow in the filter.
Any help would be appreciated, because we have GOT to get that nitrite level down. Thanks!