04-17-2011, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by SomeDudeAtHome
It sounds to me like your ammonia peaked which is why you have nitrites. Good bacteria has developed and is using up the ammonia. Since that happened it will become hard to keep the ammonia level up and you don't really need to anymore anyway. You should be able to stop adding ammonia now. If I were you I would just let the tank sit until everything goes down to 0 then perform a water change. Let it sit for a few more days and monitor the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and ph just to make sure nothing changes quickly again. If it doesn't do another water change and you could add a couple fish.
Thanks for advice! I didn't add anymore yesterday, I wanted to wait and see if nitrites and ammonia went down to 0. Ill check later after work. Posted via Mobile Device