Can't Control Nitrite - Please help Help 

  • Thread starter

parvataneni

Valued Member
Messages
169
Reaction score
0
Points
101
Experience
Just started
Hi All,

To cut story short, my 10 gallon 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 vacuum 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.

Please help
 

Attachments

  • Moderator

ryanr

Moderator
Messages
11,236
Reaction score
1,232
Points
633
Experience
More than 10 years
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
 

navyscuba

Well Known Member
Messages
3,374
Reaction score
24
Points
208
Experience
More than 10 years
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.
 
  • Thread starter

parvataneni

Valued Member
Messages
169
Reaction score
0
Points
101
Experience
Just started
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
 
  • Moderator

ryanr

Moderator
Messages
11,236
Reaction score
1,232
Points
633
Experience
More than 10 years
50% WC's should be fine
 

Goldwing_Don

Well Known Member
Messages
962
Reaction score
1
Points
103
Experience
More than 10 years
Nice looking tank, Keep up the water changes and all should be great.
 
Toggle Sidebar

New Threads

Similar Threads

Aquarium Calculator

Aquarium Photo Contests

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media





Top Bottom