Help Can't Control Nitrite - Please help

parvataneni

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Hi All,

To cut story short, my 10g tank is setup almost 3 weeks back and and since last 2 weeks i am changing 40-50 % water change i was able to control Ammonia and Nitrate but Nitrite Levels unable to control.Here are reading on avg compared from last week to today

Last week

Ammonia = 1
Nitrite = 5
Nitrate = 5

Today Just now :

Ammonia = 0 - .25 (almost 0 )
Nitrite = 5
Nitrate = 5 - 10

Initially i added Superbac as startup (couldn't find TSS) used Nutrafin Aqua Plus conditioner. but still even after these many days i was not able to control the Nitrite levels. Twice till now i did Vaccum Gravel and water is crystal clear and all my Danios 6 of them are happy and really enjoying .

Here are the Pictures of my Fish tank.

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ryanr

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What you are experiencing is called the Nitrogen Cycle

This is normal and part of the natural process, and can take upwards of 4 weeks to complete.

You need to be patient, and keep up your daily water changes to remove the toxic nitrogenous waste products. I would also suggest getting your hands on some Seachem Prime and dosing your change water with each water change.

The Prime will detoxify the ammonia for 24hrs at a time, while your cycle completes.

Don't panic, and be patient, when your biological colony establishes, and your cycle finishes, you will find your will have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and 0-5 nitrate.

HTH
 

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What type of water test kit are you using? The only thing I would say is water changes and Prime. Prime will help with the Nitrite along with water changes.
 
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I am using API Master Test Kit. Okay i will start using Prime Starting Today for couple more weeks and then monitor the Reading.

Is that okay if i do 50 % water change every day ? would that be okay for my Danios ?

Thanks
 
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