10-11-2006, 08:18 PM
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Can't seem to get ntirites down!
Hi, sorry to be posting so much about this topic. My tank has been running for over a month. I had some mollies in there, thought I was done with my cycle, and added some more fish over a few weeks. However, sadly I realize now (after many fishy deaths) that I put too many fish in too fast. My cycling apparently wasn't done.
My nitrites have been high for weeks. I have been doing 60-70% water changes every single day, and yet even right after filling it back up, when I test the water, the nitrites are still VERY high (they were over 10; now they are down to about 3-5). I have one molly still living somehow and all 6 of my gold barbs are still acting normal. It's very, very frustrating to do water changes and not see the nitrites come down for even a few hours.
I put in some live plants (about 10 in a 50-gal) today. Will they live? Will they help bring down the nitrites? What can I do to ensure their survival, besides continuing with the water changes??!