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  1. #11

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Glen Arm. MD

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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish   thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish   You help a lot - PhillipOrigami   For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff   beautiful discus! - Crispy   


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    About time, someone pointed out what was happening (+1 for Mommy1.) Do as large a water change as needed to get a nitrite reading down to 0.1 ppm. Being at 0.25 ppm will, in a few hours rapidly rise to a very dangerous higher value. Remember, two 50% water changes is identical to a single 75% water change. When nitrites - highly toxic even compared to ammonia - need to be lowered, an aggressive water change is required. Consider 1 tsp of salt per 10 gal to help the fish pass waste - high nitrites can interfere with this ability. Also, an added air stone/wand would be in order if available. Keep with aggressive water changes until the filter media cycles fully. Best of luck.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:

  2. #12

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    Mar 2013
    Brighton, UK

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    Have done many large water changes with no change. Estimate have done at least 3 50% changes all in all. Will keep on it, I do have salt and an air stone available so will sort that out too.

  3. #13

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    Mar 2013
    Brighton, UK

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    Well.... Drum roll.... My nitrites look fine.

    Thank you SO much for helping me and keeping me calm ha. My fish look much happier now.

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