Our fish tank has been having some issues with nitrites. We’ve been testing our tank daily for the past week as we try to fix the problem.
At first things were pretty rough.
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Nitrite is produced in the #aquarium by fish waste and uneaten fish food. Low levels of nitrite inhibit respiration and suppress the immune system; high levels cause suffocation and fish death. This reading is significantly better than yesterday, but this is likely the primary cause of our problems over the past few days – even though our water was fine last weekend. We'll do another water change tonight and add some more bacteria to help move things along. C'est la vie. #aquarist
After a little patience, we saw some progress.
Now we’re hoping for some consistency and stability.
There’s a diabetes metaphor in that sequence, right?