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Re: Proline vs Prime
Lol guess i should have given more info...okay so here is the complete low down.
I am working with a sheepshead minnow for a research project. I have them in a 15 gal tub (this is what we use for make-shift aquarium) with 2 corner filters supported by an air compressor that gives them way more air than they need.
Temperature: 19 C (required for what I am doing)
Salinity: 25 ppt (again, required for what I am doing)
The tank has been seeding for about a month and a half now. I originally kept the tank at 25 C, so that the starter fish and bacteria would be more productive.
I have been doing 25, 33, and 50% water changes everyday (Depending on the nitrite levels). It has been a month and the tank is still not seeded. I have seeded many tanks before (at this temp and salinity), but it has never taken this long. With all my constant water changes, my fish are doing fine.
I've added proline the whole time, but THE LESS CHEMICALS THE BETTER. With that said, The nitrites were staying at 1.0 ppm, even after a water change and proline. At one point, I stopped feeding for 3 days, and the tanks continued to stay this high. The ammonia level did significantly drop, as well as nitrates. BUT THE NITRITES CONTINUE TO STAY THE SAME.
So again, since I have been using proline to try and control the nitrites to no avail, is it maybe I have a bad batch of proline?