Stress level Nitrite levels

Discussion in 'Aquarium Water' started by Broq15, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Broq15New MemberMember

    Is the best remedy for stress level nitrite levels a 25% water change and add aquarium salt or add an ammonia remover?

    Are there any other natural remedies that may not necessarily involve adding ammonia?

    Has anyone had success with ACE ammonia remover?

    Also, are nitrite levels usually equal to/indicative of ammonia levels?
  2. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    What is your nitrite reading? A 25% water change will cut the amount of nitrite by 25%, so if it is high, you may need a larger water change, or even multiple water changes each day until it is under control. Nitrite readings are not indicative of ammonia readings, so the best way to know is to purchase a test kit that has an ammonia test. I see in your aquarium info that you are using test strips. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that you are getting accurate readings from the strips, so it's best to pick up a liquid reagent kit like API FW Master kit or similar. The API kit includes tests for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate as well as pH.
  3. Elvishswimmer

    ElvishswimmerValued MemberMember

    The water conditioner Prime is also used to make Nitrites safe for fish for a 24 hour time period.

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