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- 5 years
Hello all. So to start out I had to relocate my aquarium upstairs so I could finish framing my basement. It took me less than an hour to put about 30 gallons of water in buckets and fill the tank back upstairs filling the other 30 or so gallons with water from the tap like normal. BUT... I forgot to add chlorine remover immediately and I think it may have damaged the bacteria in the filter. My wife called me at work saying the fish were all swimming at the top of tank gasping for air. I took off from work and after testing the water and finding a huge amount of nitrite i did a 75% water change. I retested the water after the change and the nitrite is still off the charts. Is there anything I can do at this point to help my guys out. I put in an maidstone and aquarium salt. Ammonia is reading between 0 and .25 nitrite is off the charts showing dark purple (api test kit) and nitrate is 5-10. If anyone has anything that can help it would be deeply appreciated.