KittenFishMom Posted October 10, 2022 Share Posted October 10, 2022 (edited) I changed the water in the tank, 60% night before last. I took out as many guppies as I could catch and added Complete and Staibily because the test strip was a very light pink, not close to the pink for 1 nitrite. Today I tested it and ithe strip said 1 ppm nitrite. so I used my new API water test kit with liquid chemicals. The ammonia was 0.25, the nitrite was 0.25 and the nitrate was 0 . I forgot to add is pH 7.4 The fish look fine. I fed lightly yesterday and nothing today. I am leaning against another water change today because I think all these water changes are not helping the tank cycle. Yesterday, the filter media was clogged, so I squeezed it out in some tank water and put it behind the uptake pie and put new media in the filter. to keep the water flowing well. Fritz turbo 700 is arriving 10/12 or 10/13, today is 10/10. Do you think a water change now will be helpful? Should I test this evening and see if the ammonia and nitrite are dropping? This tank was doing well until I over cleaned it a while back and it went cloudy. It hasn't gone cloudy since, but the nitrites keep popping up. Not every day, but maybe every 3 or 4 days. It has been overstocked, but after taking the guppies out, I thought it would last another day. I no longer vacuum the gravel, just run the edge of the siphon over it. The plants are spreading which makes vacuuming harder. To change or not to change, anf if to change, what percentage? Thanks. KittenFishMom Edited October 10, 2022 by KittenFishMom add pH Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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