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Author Topic: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
miss_erica
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miss_erica
Post Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 17, 2012, 05:30

Hello everyone, I am new at the forum and want your help for a problem I have with my fish.

Well, for starters got to tell u I have a new system and just put to it 75 silver perch. The ammonia levels are almost zero but the nitrites are 2 ppm, wonder what I have to do for the matter, just wait to see if it will reduce or do what I read in some source and add some salt?

JACKIE
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JACKIE
Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 17, 2012, 11:50

You can make water change and then add some salt too.

JACKIE
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JACKIE
Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 17, 2012, 17:08

Are you still reading nitrite levels? How old is your system and when did you first take nitrite levels? What is the pH level?

miss_erica
Newbie
Posts: 3
miss_erica
Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 18, 2012, 02:41

The system is five weeks old but with 5 maroons only, the nitrate between 5-10 ppm and pH 7.8W

SomethingN-
ew
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Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 18, 2012, 07:50

I suggest the same with JACKIE

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e@rth
Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 18, 2012, 16:12

Why you suggest the salt? It helps to drop the nitrite? Why not stop the fish feed for one, two days and check the nitrites again? Sorry If i confuse instead of help, just said my idea.

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JACKIE
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JACKIE
Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 18, 2012, 21:40

Oupss sorry sorry!! The stop feeding goes together with the water change when we want to decrease the nitrite and ammonia levels!! Sorry again for the mistake!

viki
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Posts: 1
viki
Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 19, 2012, 04:26

How much the nitrites have to be to don’t have problem? Erica, how big is your tank?

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Man
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Posts: 2
AquaponicsMan
Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 19, 2012, 13:01

I advise you to increase the oxygen and put salt, I m not sure if only the water change can help you

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e@rth
Post Re: Nitrite levels are 2 ppm!
on: December 19, 2012, 19:41

Nitrites have to be below 0.5 to don’t make you problem, also you have to add 17 ppm salt for each ppm of nitrite you have.

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