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Re: My beginner aquarium.

Postby Darryl1984 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:41 pm

So you can't do any harm if your using to much fresh start every water change.
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Re: My beginner aquarium.

Postby SparkyST » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:50 pm

Generally not, but you dont want to overdose too much. :D
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Re: My beginner aquarium.

Postby englishmx » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:50 pm

Darryl1984 wrote:Hi everyone. Having issues with mega high nitrite levels in the main tank. I 20/30% waterchange every day and the levels never come down. Today I done a 60/70% water change and the gravel was given a good sooking to get all the dirt out it. This was about an hour ago and ive just tested the water again and its still high. Red on the chart. Ammonia is fine and ph is 6.5/7 which its always been. Any advice.

The nitrite have bn high in the 12ltr tank too but the 80% water change seems to have sorted it for the time being.

All advice welcome. Many thanks.


Sure you mean NitrIte not NitrAte?

High NitrIte reads purple, it's high NitrAte that reads red?
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Re: My beginner aquarium.

Postby Darryl1984 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:40 am

I'm sure it's nitrite. No2 test from tetra. Yellow is good, orange to red bad and dark red equals death lol. Still doing my water changes with no change in levels. Still in the red. The colour chart I'd say is quit hard to distinguish shades with the water. Think I'll be changing kit when I runs out. Many wee 12ltr tank has started behaving itself and has bn nitrite free for 3 days. Big tank still has problems.
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Re: My beginner aquarium.

Postby Darryl1984 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:25 am

Well it appears thing have settled and the high nitrite levels are gone from both tanks. Seems like all the water changes paid off. I've been doing small, every second day water changes and all is still well. Thanks everyone for your help and advice with the problem.
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Re: My beginner aquarium.

Postby Darryl1984 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:53 pm

Ha forgot I had this topic going lol. Since joining these forums with a small 12ltr and a 60ltr tank I now have 2x60ltr, still have the 12 for my Betta and picked up a Fluval roma 125 which by my calculations is about 168ltr lol. Think I've defo got the bug.
Needing a stand and a new heater for it then I can begin to stock it up. Have 3 mutant sized Angel fish which is put in it as there temporary home is a 60ltr tank so I'm sure they will enjoy the space. Can't wait to get it going. Spent ages last night scrubbing it inside and out. Yuck. Wasn't really looked after tbh.
I'm sure pics will follow at a later date.
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Re: My beginner aquarium.

Postby Carylnz » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:10 am

Only one more tank so far? A bit slow aren't you? :lol:
Looking forward to the pics.
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Re: My beginner aquarium.

Postby Darryl1984 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:21 pm

Started with the 12ltr, bought a 60 Ltd a few weeks later then at the beginning of February I got another 60ltr and then on Sunday there I got the roma so 4 now. Lol
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