02-14-2013, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I am going to make an assumption, namely that this tank is new and still in the initial cycle. Daily partial water changes of half the tank should continue until nitrite is zero. The time this can take varies from tank to tank.
Using a conditioner that detoxifies nitrite is advisable during this period, until nitrites (and ammonia) are reading zero day to day. Seachem's Prime and Aquarium Solutions' Ultimate are two I know of that handle both ammonia and nitrite. [Prime also deals with nitrate.]
Having live plants, even floating plants, helps this.
I'm using Seachem Prime