currently having an issue with nitates and nitrites as they don’t seem to decrease even after I change water and dose them with microbe-lift special blend. Can anyone help? Tank stocking is 6 guppies and 5 neon/cardinals 2otos and 5 fire red shrimp . TIA!
Current stats: Nitrate 100ppm
Nitrite 10ppm Gh 16
Kh 6 Ph 6.4
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What is the tank size? It looks awfully small for that many fish. 6 guppies + a school of neons would be pushing it even for a 10 gallon. As for the water issues, water changes will help bring down the nitrates. But if your nitrites are that high then your cycle must have crashed.
5 to 10 years
How long has your tank been set up for? Have you tested your tap water?