Help Nitrite Issue And Hurricane Coming!!!!

Rose of Sharon

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Hey Guys!
So in preparation for the hurricane that is upon us here in Louisiana, I did a 70% water change on my 5 gallon tank yesterday. I only have one betta, and I tested his water the day before yesterday, and the parameters were 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 5 ppm's of nitrate and 7.6 for the ph.

The ammonia was kind of dark yellow, so I could tell that I would be needing to do a water change soon.

So, in trying to get ready for Barry the hurricane, I did the water change. We did not expect to lose electricity yesterday/last night, but we did for some stupid reason.

Now that the electricity is back on, I made sure that the filter and heater were working on the little guy's tank. I tested the water to see if everything was ok, and suddenly I have 0 ammonia, .25ppm's of nitrite, 10 ppms of nitrate, and a ph of 7.6. I did a 30% water change, and dosed with Prime. I know that you can overdose with Prime.

We may lose power again, and it may be off for two days or so.

What should I do from here on out? The poor fish is already stressed after last night. He also started biting his tail earlier in the week for some unknown reason, so I am also trying to make sure that we don't get fin rot, or any other type of infection. I am dosing with Seachem's Stress guard (love that stuff) and Paraguard just in case.

Thanks in advance for the advice!
 

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Did something happen to the filter? I know that AOB’s are more resilient than nitrite bacter
It seems to be working fine. I have an HOB filter with a intake sponge and extra filter material inside of the filter itself.
 

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dose up to 5x Prime for up to 2ppm ammonia/nitrite.

good luck and stay safe.

this morning was still a TS, but now its a cat 1 now.
 

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dose up to 5x Prime for up to 2ppm ammonia/nitrite.

good luck and stay safe.

this morning was still a TS, but now its a cat 1 now.
Oh ok. Luckily the only things I have to worry about here in Los Angeles are fires and earthquakes
 

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Yikes good luck. What category?
I was able to get back on...some rain passed and just wind for now

It has been downgraded to a tropical storm now

It will pick up again; lots of rain and high winds with this one, which means lots of flooding.

We are kind of on a hill so the flooding shouldn't be an issue but the 40 to 50 mph winds are always an issue!

dose up to 5x Prime for up to 2ppm ammonia/nitrite.

good luck and stay safe.

this morning was still a TS, but now its a cat 1 now.
Ok, I will; I will check his water daily and continue to use Prime.

Hopefully, it will work itself out.

And we are definitely in for a wild time tonight and tomorrow!!!

Thanks!

Oh ok. Luckily the only things I have to worry about here in Los Angeles are fires and earthquakes
Wow....I give, you win on that one!
 

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I was able to get back on...some rain passed and just wind for now

It has been downgraded to a tropical storm now

It will pick up again; lots of rain and high winds with this one, which means lots of flooding.

We are kind of on a hill so the flooding shouldn't be an issue but the 40 to 50 mph winds are always an issue!



Ok, I will; I will check his water daily and continue to use Prime.

Hopefully, it will work itself out.

And we are definitely in for a wild time tonight and tomorrow!!!

Thanks!



Wow....I give, you win on that one!
Yep, sure is a win. Well good luck and stay safe
 

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First and foremost stay safe. You can pick up a battery operated air pump for pretty cheap in the case of power outages and another thing to keep in mind is if you have a type of ceramic media in your HOB in a mesh bag it can be dropped into your tank to help it stay wet and preserve the BB that has been growing in your HOB. Good luck!!
 
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