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Newer tank 3-4 weeks in having problems getting my nitrite down.

Discussion in 'Cycle your Tank' started by Dbarker25, Aug 28, 2017.

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    Hello all, hope I worked the right forum to join!
    So I started a 55 gal freshwater tank about 4-6 weeks ago.
    Let it run for a week, I then added fritz turbo start 700, waited three days then ran a test with the API master kit. The readings were as follows.
    Ph 7.6
    Ammonia 0.0
    Nitrites 0.0
    Nitrates 5.0
    I added 1 gourami
    1 bristlenose
    All levels were good
    A week later I added 6 corys
    It's been a week or so now since anything was added.
    I tested last Friday and my ammonia was a little high, and my nitrite is also now purple.
    For the past three days iv been doing 50 percent water changes. I tested today iv got the ammonia down but by nitrite hasn't changed.

    Do I keep doing water changes?
    Thanks!

     
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