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    Nitrite problems

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    Having problems with my nitrite level a little high all others are ok ph ammonia etc. Any ideas to lower it ?
    Tia



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    Hi Frequent 10% water changes will help Dont forget to dechlorinate the water
    Quote Originally Posted by Cego100 View Post
    Hi
    Having problems with my nitrite level a little high all others are ok ph ammonia etc. Any ideas to lower it ?
    Tia

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    Thanks al
    Was planning on doing a 20% water change but Iíll do a couple this week.

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    Are you on a water meter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cego100 View Post
    Thanks al
    Was planning on doing a 20% water change but I’ll do a couple this week.

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    No Iím not. Thank god 😂

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    Then i would do 10% a day if possible keeping an eye on your KH if your in a soft water area
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    No I’m not. Thank god 

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    My water is quite hard tbh so should be ok but will test all after each change. Thanks pal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cego100 View Post
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    Having problems with my nitrite level a little high all others are ok ph ammonia etc. Any ideas to lower it ?
    Tia


    How old is the pond/filters? The bugs that deal with nitrite take much longer to develop compared to the bugs that deal with ammonia.

    What filtration do you have? Is it sufficient to deal with what are asking from it?

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    Pond is around 8-9 weeks old including the filter (oase bio 24,000l set ) on a 5,000l pond so should handle it ok. I Have 8 8inch fish and a 6inch sturgeon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cego100 View Post
    Pond is around 8-9 weeks old including the filter (oase bio 24,000l set ) on a 5,000l pond so should handle it ok. I Have 8 8inch fish and a 6inch sturgeon



    Your filter might be able to handle things when mature, but currently you are experiencing new pond syndrome. The pond and filter need time to mature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cego100 View Post
    Pond is around 8-9 weeks old including the filter (oase bio 24,000l set ) on a 5,000l pond so should handle it ok. I Have 8 8inch fish and a 6inch sturgeon
    I filled my pond up in October last year and still get persistent nitrite. So as you can see it takes a long time for the pond to mature.

    So keep testing, slow down/stop feeding if it starts spiking and carry out water changes as suggested and it should eventually sort itself out.

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    Last edited by Twhitenosugar; 08-07-2020 at 10:04 AM.
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    Thanks mate I have slowed down feeding a lot for the moment and will keep doing small water changes and testing 🤞

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cego100 View Post
    Thanks mate I have slowed down feeding a lot for the moment and will keep doing small water changes and testing 🤞
    Use a dechlorinator on the new water as chlorine is bad for fish and won't help the filters.

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    Yea will do mate 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cego100 View Post
    Yea will do mate 👍
    Try something like these , I have used others but find these work well for odd spikes in Ammonia & Nitrites
    https://aquasourceuk.com/product/aqua-balance-balls/

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