07-26-2011, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by never quit
Thanks for looking into that. It will be interesting to read their response.
As I said, I changed 50% of the water last night, and only added dechlorinator.
Today the fish looked normal, no outward signs of stress.
The water test is as follows:
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite .25 ppm
Nitrate 5.0 ppm
What do you recommend I do? When can I start fertilizing the plants?
Thanks for your help
That nitrite is puzzling; is this with the API liquid test, or strips? I'd be inclined to let it go and check it tomorrow morning. Prime should be effective for 24-48 hours. I've not heard yet from Seachem, I emailed them early this morning.
There are two issues with using the Flourish. One is that Prime detoxifies some of it, but the other is that I would not want to add stuff to the water until this nitrite issue is resolved. I assume no other chemicals/substances are going in the water except Prime?