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Thread: "Ph down"

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    If you had high nitrites, that also means you had ammonia levels. Ammonia levels rise pH. I also don't know what you mean by high pH. I have 7.6 so high to me, is something like 8.2. Chemicals will not lower pH. But you need to keep up with water changes. Your tank is not cycled yet.

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    The only reasons you would be reading nitrite is if your tank is uncycled or it is in the middle of a mini-cycle from adding fish. I am curious as the stock in the tank and the size of the tank since the nitrite rises so quickly.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    About 75% of these cases can be traced back to bad filter maintenance.

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    Definitely for nitrates, but the OP says it's nitrites that rise quickly over night, does the same apply to nitrites?
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    It's a 95l currently with:
    2 albino cory's, 2 oto's, 3 balloon mollies, 1guppy and three newborns (approx 1mnth old and not keeping), 2 dwarf gourami and 3 neon rainbow fish.

    I added the rainbow fish at the weekend which I assume started my nitrite spike. Ammonia levels are constantly reading nil which is why I'm so confused.

    I've found out through research today that my filter is not strong enough for my tank (it came with it) and another is on its way to help it out.

    So yes probably addition of fish to not a great filter has done this. Have been doing many water changes to lower the nitrites. Fish seem a lot 'happier' in the last hour or so except for one of my gouramis.

    I hope I've covered all questions!

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    Well.. if OP has wiped out most of the bacteria load then we're back in a cycle. Apparently this is not the case here.

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    Ammonia nor nitrites should be allowed to go over .25. Nitrates should be 20 and below.

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