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PostPosted: Jun 13th, '16, 05:44 
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I haven't epsom salt won't work

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No, not as far as I know. You need the chloride ions in regular salt. They compete with nitrite and prevent damage to the gills. This has some information on calculating the actual amounts needed but you probably don't need to if you just use the 1 ppt amount - http://www2.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/NitritePonds.pdf

Here's a shorter blurb that looks like it gives you the idea - https://www.addl.purdue.edu/newsletters/1998/spring/nitrate.shtml


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Thanks Scotty

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All week my nitrites have been 5 ppm or above I didn't check yesterday but today nitrites are down to .50 amonnia is at 0 would it be OK to feed the fish

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I'd probably wait till tomorrow and check again. Fish can take long periods without food so they'll be fine. Have you lost any to the high nitrites you had earlier?

Let's assume that it's zero tomorrow, then as long as everything else looks OK you can feed but start with just a little and work your way up over a few days - check to be sure the filtration is handling the changes. The filtration can be touchy at first but will stabilize as time goes by and the bacteria get better established.


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I lost a pocuastmous about two weeks ago but that was it

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Glad to hear that's all you lost so maybe you've dodged a bullet but keep your fingers crossed.


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Right now we are going through a little heat wave my water temperature is getting up to 85

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Nitrites are at 0 as of this morning ph is 8.2

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Sounds good :thumbright: .


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I've been feeding daily ammonia and nitrites are staying at 0

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Then it sounds like it's working well just keep watching and adjusting the feed rate if they seem to be hungry.


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Then it sounds like it's working well just keep watching and adjusting the feed rate if they seem to be hungry.

Will do thanks for the help guys

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