02-17-2007, 02:46 PM
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What to do
My tank has been set up for nearly 7 weeks now. The nitrites have been around .25 for a little while. I've been doing water changes(about 20%) every 10 days or so. The ammonia has zeroed out. The other day the nitrites spiked to 1. I did a water change that night, by the next day they were back down to a trace- .25
What's going on? How can I not get them zero?
My tank is growing diatoms like crazy. Everything is coated(thickly in many of the areas). It's also turning to green algea in parts.
Ideas? Just patience?
I want to add in a few more fish, but I can't bring myself to do it just yet because of the trace nitrites.... It's getting frustrating, and no one would answer all the questions I had in a previous thread, even after being bumped.