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Re: Ammonia and nitrate problems

Subject: Re: Ammonia and nitrate problems
by fcmf on 12/2/2020 16:09:36

Ammonia and nitrite both need to be at 0, as exposure to anything above that causes all sorts of health problems and often resulting in death. This article https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... ammonia-nitrite-spike.htm contains the advice you need. Nitrates are less toxic but information on them is here https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... rates-in-the-aquarium.htm

If you don't already have a nitrite test, then do be sure to get one ASAP - the fish-in cycle that you're doing is likely to take 6-8 weeks at least, and you'll need to do this and the ammonia test at least daily during this time while going through this process.