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Discusgirl18 02-04-2009 04:50 PM

How do you get rid of nitrites?

Mikaila31 02-04-2009 05:15 PM

You need to properly cycle the tank to get rid of nitriates........

Twistersmom 02-04-2009 06:47 PM

Only way to remove nitrites is through water changes. When your tank is cycled the good bacteria (nitrates) will remove them for you.

Lupin 02-04-2009 06:52 PM

Nerites?:question: That's the snail's name.:lol:

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

dramaqueen 02-04-2009 06:55 PM

:-) I THOUGHT nerites were snails. lol

Twistersmom 02-04-2009 07:06 PM

I got snails on my brain! lol. Just got my olive nerites today!

dramaqueen 02-04-2009 07:17 PM

Twistersmom, I hope you weren't offended. lol

Discusgirl18 02-04-2009 08:38 PM

ok Well I will just do a water change every other day till they go away. Thank you

Twistersmom 02-05-2009 06:22 AM

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.

Twistersmom 02-05-2009 06:33 AM

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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