Ammonia is all gone in the new 55 gal tank. I'm just adding about 1
tbsp of liquid ammonia daily to keep the beneficial bacteria fed. CO2 is
stably where I want it. The filters are running well.
And nitrites simply refuse to go down. They are holding steady at
something between 1 and 2 ppm. While I could probably salt the tank and
move the fish safely (some technical papers I have turned up on fish farming
state that chloride has to be 10 time nitrite to detoxify the nitrite. Even
a fairly low salt dosing is well beyond that. Still, I'd rather have good
quality water rather than be fighting one chemical with another with my
fish's bodies for the battleground.
And so I wait--and just get frustrated.
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