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post #11 of 14 Old 09-30-2011, 03:11 PM
you said you are using strips; have you considered buying a liquid test kit? they are more reliable. if your strips are old they may be giving you false readings. that high of levels, i'd expect at least a few deaths...

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post #12 of 14 Old 10-01-2011, 02:25 AM
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ditch the strips, and get a liquid test kit. and most all aquarium water chemestry problem can be fixed/solved with water changes, at least temporarally
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-03-2011, 12:55 PM
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If you use a good water conditioner it will dechlorinate the tap water regardless of how high the chlorine level is; my tap is very high at times but I have no problems so long as I use the dechlorinator. API's is fine, or Prime as someone suggested which would also help with the nitrite. Save the expense of bottled water if chlorine is the only issue with your tap water.

On the nitrite, if it really were 2 ppm the fish would be dead by now. Have you tested the tap water/bottled water for nitrite?

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post #14 of 14 Old 10-10-2011, 09:32 AM
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Hello my tank is running a consistent 1.0 Nitrite reading. My fish have not died thank goodness. It has been like this for a week now. What can I do to bring it to 0
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