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

Dbarker25

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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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