Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Beaverton Oregon
ph and nitrite levels
My ph dropped and I don't know why. I have lost 3 cherry shrimp. Tank is 15g with 1/2 a bps co2. I do weekly water changes but 2 weeks ago I went out of town and turned off co2 and lights. when I returned I started ei dosing, lights and co2 but did not do a water change that Saturday as I usually do. I just did a water change this Saturday but ph was still around 6 or less. I did add rift lake salt to raise ph up to 7 and things seemed good. Shrimp still seemed stressed so I checked my nitrite to find it was thru the roof. I'm confused. My nitrate is at 20 ppm and ph at 7. Didn't test my gh but kh was 8. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by Whjdm069; 07-15-2014 at 05:09 AM.
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