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Re: Sudden nitrite spike, please help urgently!

Subject: Re: Sudden nitrite spike, please help urgently!
by finnipper on 7/10/2013 22:15:26

The link says "To detoxify nitrite in an emergency, up to 5 times normal dose may be used".

But it gives no idea of the levels of nitrite this treats and neither have you. Surely dosage is quite an important part of the advice so that members are aware of how much to add to treat certain levels of nitrite, otherwise the advice is worthless because it isn't complete.

Using 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt for the entire tank will block the uptake of nitrite and protect the fish completely and at that level salt intolerance isn't an issue. This level of salt will protect the fish at any level of nitrite which is likely to be found in an aquarium.

Now you can argue all you like Violet, but quite honestly I would prefer a treatment where all the facts are presented and one which works well. As opposed to one which is data inadequate (regarding dosage) and one where even the makers state publicly that they don't know how it works.