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post #1 of 12 Old 02-04-2009, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Nitrites

How do you get rid of nitrites?

Got new 56 collum tank 12/26/2008
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-04-2009, 05:15 PM
You need to properly cycle the tank to get rid of nitriates........

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post #3 of 12 Old 02-04-2009, 06:47 PM
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Only way to remove nitrites is through water changes. When your tank is cycled the good bacteria (nitrates) will remove them for you.

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post #4 of 12 Old 02-04-2009, 06:52 PM
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Nerites? That's the snail's name.

Yep, water changes is the only way to get rid of nitrite.

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post #5 of 12 Old 02-04-2009, 06:55 PM
I THOUGHT nerites were snails. lol
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I got snails on my brain! lol. Just got my olive nerites today!
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-04-2009, 07:17 PM
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post #8 of 12 Old 02-04-2009, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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ok Well I will just do a water change every other day till they go away. Thank you

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post #9 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 06:22 AM
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No, Dramaqueen. As soon as I posted I knew something did not look right, took me a little while to figure it out though. Just did not edit fast enough to keep you from seeing it! lol.
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-05-2009, 06:33 AM
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All of my tanks cycled in about a week after seeing nitrites, so hang in there, you are probably close to having your tank cycled! Your daily water changes are probable going to come to an end soon.
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