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Dopey #1
Hi all,
Pingpong has been at the bottom and in the corner of the tank for a few days, today the other fish have been a bit doppy but all were eating food. Tonight all my fish have eaten very little. Tested water as follows :-

Ammonia 0
Ph test 7.5
Nutrafin nitrate test undecipherable.

Did a 30% weekly water change as usual yesterday & added heater set to 22 degrees this evening.

Any ideas please?
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Re: Dopey #2
Are gH and kH where they normally would be? Is nitrite at 0? What was the temperature before you added the heater?
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Re: Dopey #3
Hi,

I've been using JBL Aqudur to boost KH after after August's ph disaster. Also we are on the third day of Melafix.

KH is now 40
and
GH is 180

Nitrite is reading 0.8!!! ???

Temp before heater was 20 degrees

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Re: Dopey #4
Looks like the answer is the nitrite Jon You know the drill.........large daily water changes plus double or triple doses of Prime. FX.
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Re: Dopey #5
Well did a 170L water change last night and have just tested NitrIte which is 0!! is that it?? I'm away Friday to Tuesday so thinking another 170L tomorrow?

All fish and snails good, but PP still on the floor sitting?

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Re: Dopey #6
Test the ammonia and nitrite tomorrow and see what's showing. If it's up again, do another change and triple dose with Prime sufficient for the whole tank just in case it recurs while you're away. FX