What can I do about elevated nitrite levels (nitrite peak)?

Hello,

I bought a 54 liter tank 3 1/2 weeks ago, and set it up according to the guide booklets. In spite of all efforts I have trouble with the nitrite level, I always have fatal concentrations. Can you give me some advice?

using sera toxivec plus very generuous partial water changes - however without filter "cleaning" - are recommended as immediate measures. The so-called nitrite peak will then go down after a few days. Biological filter activation with sera bio nitrivec (added with every water change) accelerates bacterial settling and ensures that the temporary nitrite rise is less severe.
 

Best regards

sera GmbH

Dr. Bodo Schnell

 

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