01-22-2007, 06:54 PM
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High Nitrite Levels
Hello....we have a 2.5 gallon tank (my 3yr old son's birthday present from his aunt - we also have a 29G that is cycling now) that we haven't been able to keep anything alive in for long. He started with a fancy Goldfish from his aunt that quickly died. We then got a pair of yellow fancy tail guppies. One lasted about 2 weeks, the other one is very pale and his tail is almost transparent. Tested his tank tonight and 0 Ammonia but 5ppm Nitrite and 0-5 Nitrates. I am thinking I should take it out and put it in the 29G. Would that do any damage or hurt my cycling tank that has 10 Danios? Is there anything I can do to the 2.5 to get it to cycle and stay cycled? It has the smallest whisper filter out there, and there does not appear to be any media for bacteria colonies.....
Trying to salvage teh 2.5 tank as his aunt (wife's sister) would be offended, but if a 2.5 is not a tank that can be worked with, I will get a 10 or 15 instead. Please let me know if it would be ok to move that fish into the 29G....