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    Nitrite

    Hello all,

    My nitrite reading is 0.5, what's the best way to lower it.
    I have stopped feeding the fish since yesterday, I feel bad not feeding them since they all come thinking it's feed time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiJack View Post
    Hello all,

    My nitrite reading is 0.5, what's the best way to lower it.
    I have stopped feeding the fish since yesterday, I feel bad not feeding them since they all come thinking it's feed time.

    Mo
    I am in the same boat since deep cleaning the pond. Ammonia is now under control.
    And nitrite slowly getting there . As you have done stop feeding and water changes.
    Also if it gets to high you can add salt.
    Have a read of this lol.
    https://cuttlebrookkoifarm.co.uk/understanding-nitrite/

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    I am in the same boat since deep cleaning the pond. Ammonia is now under control.
    And nitrite slowly getting there . As you have done stop feeding and water changes.
    Also if it gets to high you can add salt.
    Have a read of this lol.
    https://cuttlebrookkoifarm.co.uk/understanding-nitrite/

    Fred

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    My ammonia is under control now but my nitites are creeping up and was reading up today about adding salt but really not sure about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogmondiev6 View Post
    My ammonia is under control now but my nitites are creeping up and was reading up today about adding salt but really not sure about it.

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    It says in that link if it gets out of hand you can add salt.
    I put half a bag in yesterday. It has circulated all night. So will do water tests
    Later a nd see results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    I am in the same boat since deep cleaning the pond. Ammonia is now under control.
    And nitrite slowly getting there . As you have done stop feeding and water changes.
    Also if it gets to high you can add salt.
    Have a read of this lol.
    https://cuttlebrookkoifarm.co.uk/understanding-nitrite/

    Fred

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    Changed about 1500ltr (7000ltr pond) yesterday, can do another change today or should I wait a few days.

    Mo
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    Nitrite reading now 0.25
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    Im having the same problem so doing 10 percent a day Also be carefull adding salt just incase you need to do any treatments
    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiJack View Post
    Nitrite reading now 0.25

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    Quote Originally Posted by algarth View Post
    Im having the same problem so doing 10 percent a day Also be carefull adding salt just incase you need to do any treatments
    I only added 1/2 a bag of salt in 5000 gallons pond. Did my tests this morning and it has worked. All readings spot on.
    Your right though. Salt And some treatments don t mix. So they had a good scoff at 0900 this morning. I will test again
    This afternoon and see if it has altered with the larger feed. And if it's still reading zero. Another big feed.
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    I was doing 20% water change a day. One time I did 40% as it read 2.0.
    The brought it down to just under 1.0
    The salt has worked though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    I only added 1/2 a bag of salt in 5000 gallons pond. Did my tests this morning and it has worked. All readings spot on.
    Your right though. Salt And some treatments don t mix. So they had a good scoff at 0900 this morning. I will test again
    This afternoon and see if it has altered with the larger feed. And if it's still reading zero. Another big feed.
    Fred

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    Forgive me for asking what some may consider to be a Stupid question

    When you say 1 / 2 bag of salt what size is the bag and is it specialist aquarium salt
    or ""a n other type" ie specialist

    hahaha hope you dont say Table salt pmsl

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    Not a stupid question at all Most people use PDV salt in 25 kilo bags
    QUOTE=Wain;345299]Forgive me for asking what some may consider to be a Stupid question

    When you say 1 / 2 bag of salt what size is the bag and is it specialist aquarium salt
    or ""a n other type" ie specialist

    hahaha hope you dont say Table salt pmsl

    [/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wain View Post
    Forgive me for asking what some may consider to be a Stupid question

    When you say 1 / 2 bag of salt what size is the bag and is it specialist aquarium salt
    or ""a n other type" ie specialist

    hahaha hope you dont say Table salt pmsl

    PDV salt lol . as said 25kg bag. i use it for treating. if a koi has an ulcer or bad scrape. or fin rot. in qt at 0.3%. and now for the first time to sort nitrites out. and it worked.
    no question is a stupid question. everyday a learning curve. for me anyway.
    fred

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    Just added 375gms of salt to see if it lowers my nitrite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogmondiev6 View Post
    Just added 375gms of salt to see if it lowers my nitrite.

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    It's worked great on mine. 2 big feeds today. And still zero
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    Just tested my water and nitrites are still at 0.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    I only added 1/2 a bag of salt in 5000 gallons pond. Did my tests this morning and it has worked. All readings spot on.
    Your right though. Salt And some treatments don t mix. So they had a good scoff at 0900 this morning. I will test again
    This afternoon and see if it has altered with the larger feed. And if it's still reading zero. Another big feed.
    Fred

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    Every time i walk up to my pond they all rush up and gulp away on empty air, my lot must be thinking what in god's name has happened to that man, why is he not feeding us

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    Salt will not lower nitrite,it only reduces the effect it has on the koi.

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    hi are you saying dont use salt then, ive also got trace of nitrite doing a water change now

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    I'm sure manky sanke covers this in detail on his site. But to emphasise salt does not lower nitrite in water. What it can do is help fish that are suffering from acidosis - but read manky for the correct explanation.

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    What do you call a trace?
    Quote Originally Posted by paulbaines View Post
    hi are you saying dont use salt then, ive also got trace of nitrite doing a water change now

 

 
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